Had he returned when the curtain went up on the
second act? Bensonshouse, he must have taken them there himself. Their presence
there has beenpreying most distressinly on the district attorneys mind.
The third was that the captain pulled the trigger
Something in his tone and manner seemed to inspire
Then, if the person knocked on the window,
Vance chided her, as if speaking to
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Then, allowing for a ten-minute intermission, the
colonel mighthave been away twenty minutes? A shadow darkened her face, but her
voice remained even.
I know many army men, friends of his and of Major
The absence of the toupee, as I once suggested
toyou, was a prime essential of the situation.
The gentleman sought to turn my head withthem. I
think he came backa few minutes after the act began. And youre certain no one could
have got in without a key? It istied with silk, rolled in a specially prepared
almond batter, andcooked in sweet butter. Sometimes they have business at City Hall.
An amazin practice, that, though not as amazin asstuffing a melon with ice cream.
How did you find out about her relation to the girl?
And isnt there an exit door very near the boxes,
which leads intothe alleyway?
But dont devitalize its flavor withpepper or salt.
He looked admiringly at the massive mahogany double door that openedinto the
I havent named it yet; perhaps you cansuggest a
fitting appellation. I said nothing this afternoon because I wanted tosee where your
ideas had led you.
I tried to reason with him before coming here; butI
If a stranger had tapped on the window, would Mr.
Your police brand of aggressive cross-examination will, I assureyou, have no effect
upon the lady. He studied the door for some time; then turned abruptly back to
Why didnt you confide in me and avoid all
The testimony youveheard today is going to help
immeasurably in convicting the culprit. Christianity, he remarked, has almost
vindicated itself by itsarchitecture alone.
Platz, who was eyeing him curiously and with
Thereare other helpful indications, y know. He gave
Markham a smile of waggish reproach, and went on: Sinceyou, Miss St. Would Benson
have gone out and left them on thetable? He indicated Markham with a slight movement
of the head.
Clair could not have had anything to do with the
crime. But we are not entirelysatisfied with his bona fides. We have the report,
said Vance, but its a bit too general.
Eighty-seven West Forty-eighth Street, he directed.