Robert Newman

in Manhattan, The United States
January 01, 1909

January 01, 1988


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Mr. Newman, who was born in Manhattan, began his career as a writer for radio shows. In 1944, he was in charge of the radio portion of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's re-election campaign. He also wrote ''Search for Tomorrow'' and ''Peyton Place'' episodes for television.

From 1973 to 1988, he wrote books for young people, including ''The Case of the Baker Street Irregular,'' published by Atheneum in 1978, and many novels.

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“It takes more energy to find the words to describe poems than almost anything I can think of, except of course for trying to find the damn words to write one. ”
Robert Newman

“But it wasn’t our fault,” said Sara.
“Of course not,” said Wyatt scathingly. “You were on board the launch for a tour of the canal system, which leaves London Bridge every hour on the hour!”
“You’re being sarcastic because you’re angry,” said Andrew patiently, “but it really wasn’t our fault. We were on the launch because we’d been kidnapped.”
“Kidnapped where and when?”
“At Beasley’s shop this morning.”
“What were you doing there?”
“Looking for Sean.”
Andrew hesitated, glancing at Sara. They were standing just outside the warehouse—he, Sara, Wyatt, Beasley, and, somewhat surprisingly, Captain Clemson. The reason he hesitated was that Wyatt might have a right to be angry at this point.
And then, again surprisingly, Clemson spoke up. “Excuse me, inspector,” he said. “I don’t want to interfere, but they weren’t on the launch of their own free will. The Indians had them in the house and brought them along.”
“Is he a friend of yours?” Sara asked Wyatt, looking at Clemson.
“In a way,” said Wyatt. “But he seems to be a friend of yours, too, trying to find excuses for your being in a place where you shouldn’t have been."
“Look, we all know why you’re so angry, inspector,” said Beasley. “It’s because you like this pair of rapscallions—as who doesn’t—and you were worried about them. But I suspect things wouldn’t have worked out as nicely as they did if it wasn’t for them. I’ll bet they were the ones who spotted us from the house.”
“You don’t say! And what do you want me to do about it—give them each a medal?”
“No,” said Andrew, playing on the fact that Wyatt was speaking a little more moderately. “All we want is for you not to be quite so angry with us.”
“And of course let us know what’s been going on,” said Sara. “Exactly what’s been happening and why.”
“You would want to know that,” said Wyatt dryly. “And you’ll remember everything I say, and the next time it’ll be even harder to keep you out of any case you get within a mile of.”
Robert Newman, The Case of the Indian Curse

“What are you planning to tell your mother about all this when you get home, Andrew?”
“I don’t see any need to tell her anything.”
“You don’t? What do you say when she asks where you’ve been all day?”
“Why,” said Sara cheerfully, “we were on a boat trip on the canal. It was very interesting and instructive. We learned something about dustmen and dust yards and about Indian religions. But, best of all, we met a police officer from India who turned out to be a good friend of Beasley’s as well as the inspector’s and whom he’ll almost certainly invite to dinner.”
“Isn’t there a folk saying about teaching one’s grandmother to suck eggs?” said Captain Ross with a smile.
“There is,” said Wyatt. “And the interesting part of it is that every word of what she said is true.”
Robert Newman, The Case of the Indian Curse

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