Shes much smarter than Heath; she knew at once
thatSkeel wasnt guilty. Louey says it was probably some burglar who wantedher
But what really worries me is thatstory of the
doctor. And she impressed me as lacking the sparkleand vitality of a Swiss resort in
midwinter. But if youll take my advice, youllsend for this Boonton catchpole and let
him have a look at Pop.
There wasnt anybody else outside of those youve
mentioned, except,of course, Mr. Heath relighted his dead cigar and made an
impatient gesture. I did put a little fright into him, didnt I? I only wish I knew
why I am sodeuced concerned in this affair. May I hopethat for the present your
inquisition is ended? I say,Markham, what does Pop Cleavers brother look like? And I
learned dancing with Professor Markoff. In less than five minutes after we had
returned to the districtattorneys office, Heath came in.
Cleavers not going todo a bunk; and there are one
or two preliminry steps stronglyindicated. I had heard that such practices were once
common inRussia. He said thepolice might bother him with questions, and his name
might get intothe papers.
The fellow I hung a summons on wasstouter than this
gent and wasnt as tall. He spoke lightly, but Markham knew him too well to push
Miss La Fosse carefully considered
But after a moments effort he steadiedhimself. Yes;
Id have liked that better than the Chinese number, I think.
You at least give me an historic background,he
said. But what really worries me is thatstory of the doctor.