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What is Ben Price's relationship with Jimmy Valentine in "A Retrieved Reformation"?

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Ben Price is the detective who successfully has arrested Jimmy Valentine and secured his conviction and prison sentence.

As the primary investigator of the Jimmy Valentine case, Ben Price has come to understand the strategies and modus operandi of Jimmy Valentine. That is, he knows the methods and skills of the safe breaker and robber; also, he understands the workings of Valentine's mind, as well.

After Valentine is released from prison and returns to his crimes, Ben Price investigates the scenes of these robberies and remarks, "That's Dandy Jim Valentine's autograph. He's resumed...

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