on which he had stood to hktfg
A small table iff-the center of
the room had been set for after
noon tea for two. .iDneCside of the
table had been cleared, and pen
and ink and paper stood there.
The explanation of the writing
materials was found tightly
clutched in Delay's" left hand. .
It was a will dated that day and
leaving all His millions to Mrs.
Thfc police sent for Mr. No
will. Her mother answered the
message in person.
"I have not seen my daughter
for five hours," she told the po
lice. "I am afraid something has
happened to her."
The police immediately sent
out a general order for a search
for Mrs. Nowill. .
No one could be found who had
seen Mrs. Nowill after 5 o'clock
of that day. At that hour she had
left her mother saying she was
going to have tea with pelay in
his sitting room.
The coastguards who patrolled
the cliffs near the hoterhad seen
Mrs, Nowill earlier in the day.
She had been, walking on the
cliffs with Delay, and Delay had
appeared td be pleading with her.
At times he stopped and grasped
both her hands. She seemed to
be refusing his; plea, whatever it
The days passed, and no other
trace of Mrs. Nowill could be
found. The police search had ex
tended to the continent.
Early in the morning a fisher
man -saw a body washed ashoffc at
the foot of the cliffs just under
neath the Newquay hotel. He no
tified the police.
The body was that of Mrs. No-'
will. The woman'sface and neck
were bruised and torn. Doctors-'
said she had been in the water ?
several days, but would not ven
ture how many days. Neither
would they say whether she had i
come to her death by drowning,
or had been killed before being'
thrown into the water.
Sidney Nowill, the -husband, k
showed -no particular emotion
when told of the finding of the
body of his Wife. J
So this is tne sum of the known '
facts in connection with the ac
Mrs: Nowill and Delay walked
on the cliffs together in the after
noon. He urged her to some'
course of action she refused to t
After their walk they returned '
to the hotel together. Their dif- r
feVence on the cliff top had made
so little impression on Mrs. No-"
will that she told her mother she '
was going to have tea with Delay.
Within the'next few hours De-9
lay, the millionaire gentleman of a
leisure, hanged himself, and Mrs.
Nowill disappeared. '
Either that day, or within the"
next few 'days, Mrs. Nowill's '
body found its wayw into the"
Did Mrs. Npwlll jump from the
cliff top? Did she fall over? Oi '
was she pushed over?
If she was pushed, who did it,
and what was that person's mo
tive? - ,.,....
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