Haikus from The Thirty-nine Steps by John Buchan

From a book categorized as Fiction / Classics and 160 pages follows a description and a number of hidden haikus found in the book:

Richard Hannay has just returned to England after years in South Africa and is thoroughly bored with his life in London. But then a murder is committed in his flat, just days after a chance encounter with an American who had told him about an assassination plot which could have dire international consequences. An obvious suspect for the police and an easy target for the killers, Hannay goes on the run in his native Scotland where he will need all his courage and ingenuity to stay one step ahead of his pursuers.

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Someone must have been
 searching for something--perhaps
for the pocket-book.

I saw that main roads
 were no place for me, and turned
into the byways.

There was nothing but
 short heather, and bare hill bent,
and the white highway.

he said pleasantly.
 'I back our Kenner any
day against the Test.

His whimsical blue
 eyes seemed to go very deep.
Suddenly he frowned.

They were all on me
 at once, and the policeman
took me in the rear.

Happily there were
 few people about and no
one tried to stop me.

As it spoke I saw
 two of my fellows emerge
on the moonlit lawn.