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I am afraid that I cannot take more than one of you. But if you will follow me-" It is probable that, as with a swishing of black lace she made a stately and graceful bend into the car, some part of her joggled Masters's arm. Something flew out of his hand, flashing brightly in the lamp-light, and the silver cigarette-case clattered round on the pavement. Mrs. Derwent gave a little ladylike scream as she turned her head; she saw it before Masters scooped it up; and for about a tenth of a second there was a certain quality in her expression which gave Pollard a cold shiver.

Think of Markheim standin' with his dagger among the clocks, and the little shop where Gautier bought the mummy's foot, and-" "Nonsense," interrupted Derwent, eying him sharply. "Mr. Soar junior is an able and competent business man, who is putting what I believe they call `ginger' into his trade. I am far from even intimating that he would kill either Dartley or poor Keating. And his presence at my house for the Murder party last night is not a coincidence. I know him well. " "It is this," answered Derwent with a new intensity.

You see, this thing will have repercussions," Philip confided, looking over his shoulder to make sure the door was shut. "I've often told Vance, it was all very well for him to be unconventional. He hadn't got his living to make. Call me respectable and psalm-singing. It's not that. Play the game, and no damn nonsense; that's my code. See what I mean? Besides, I don't violate a confidence when I tell you that I'm engaged to be married to Lady Prunella Aberystwyth-the Earl of Glambake's daughter, you know," he added, somewhat selfconsciously.

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