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43 “The doctor led me through the house to the back veranda, where there were several people, then down to the lawn and so to the writing-room. The door was closed. I saw that there was no handle and that it was fitted with a Yale lock. The doctor took a key from his pocket and opened the door, which I then saw opened outwards. “Blake was lying with his head almost touching the door when it was closed. He was dressed in pyjamas. I stepped over the body and the doctor came after me and reclosed the door.

So the rain on the dead man’s head and shoulders and on the carpet must have fallen before six o’clock. ” 46 Chapter Seven Human Reactions “qÜ~í’ë very interesting,” Bony said. ” “I spoke of it,” Simes said levelly, “because you asked me in a decent manner to collaborate, and because I’m sure you won’t regard me as a liar or a damn fool. It was like this. “I went through the dead man’s pockets and found his keys, one of which fitted the door. I got the other from the lock where the doctor had left it.

The duet made a realistic sound record of hell, but if Wilcannia-Smythe heard it, he took no notice. The book apparently had captivated all his mind. A light was lit in one of the rooms off the rear veranda, the white light of a kerosene pressure lamp. The cook had probably returned with a friend, Bony thought, until he recalled that the car had come from the direction of the city and that the cook had gone to the pictures at Warburton, in the opposite direction. The feline love song continued unabated and with extraordinary verve.

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