"I seem to have walked right into the thick of a dime novel," said our visitor.
Say, what sort of a dime novel have you been reading lately?
If you want that story, you can go and buy yourself a dime novel.
He had a dime novel in one pocket, an English sixpence in another—And what was this?
When I reached this place I learned that I was wrong and that it wasn't a dime novel ...