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?The material contained in this book has been collected by me personally during many years of my active professional life. It has been my good fortune to meet personally and converse with the chiefs of police and the most famous detectives in all the great cities of the world. To these gentlemen I am indebted for many amusing and instructive incidents hitherto unknown to the world.??The work of collecting and arranging this material and writing the different chapters has occupied many a leisure hour. My only wish is that The Right Way to Do Wrong may amuse and entertain my readers and place the unwary on their guard. If my humble efforts in collecting and writing these facts shall accomplish this purpose, I shall be amply repaid, and feel that my labor has not been in vain.?? Harry Houdini Handcuff King and Jail BreakerThe table of contents includes: Income of a Criminal, Professional Burglary, Difficulties of Burglary, Burglar?s Superstitions, Thieves and Their Tricks, The Aristocrat of Thievery, Pickpockets at Work, Beggars and Dead Beats, Begging Letter Swindles, Tricks of Bunco Men, The Game of Wits, Fake! Fake! Fake!, Bogus Treasures, Famous Swindles, The Fair Criminal, The ?Brace? Game, Cheating Uncle Sam, Humbugs, About Myself, and Conclusion.