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«£ >’ ou a Morrv Christmas and
'igy '*appy New Year, but no one
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happiness, or be more thankful
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’ HBMINIiWA V come through \«*t
boss?” Sergeant Hoks askerl, sit'ing
down to finish tits coffee.
Larrubce frowned as he j, u t {he
key in ha j'oeke! and the vase on
Mi* stnk. I'lie petals of -the rose
which had I •••on a bud two days ago.
silt hr red off on the tile
"Noi vet He's still sticking to his
story that Monday .evening when he
crime home from his office at 6
o'clock, he put his overcoat in 'he
hall closet nriaer the stairs. The
Bloxes were in the, side pocket as
usual As fie hasn't had occasion to
use the coat since, lie didn’t notice
that the gloves were gone. Stolon,
be sr»>s. lie may bo right, and he
may he wrong 1 don’t know what
to believe. This case is driving me
goofy "
If it was getting on his nerves
what about mine? With Grace col
inpsing la st my lit when sbe heard
the news about Delia. broken ir, a
blunt fashion b\ l.urrabee when he
" ent back to the living room Grace
so ill ties morning that I had told
her to s’,ay in bed as long ns she
ould the whole morning if she
wished Me. with breakfast on my
hands, lunch and dinner, too. if she
didn't onto down The house to be
straightened up—and Delia’s mother
to reoeivf when she came this after
I low ev* i. t ivi e d be no regular
dinner ton-- hi, t derailed We
oil If lii t sll , low n ;i i the 1 1 iaiii -- room
’•'blf ill io n i lav until this
Ihni" wa • ‘learo.j up Jhl g, t up
some on of a buffet dinner for to
nl'-ht. pm n ai the .limp ■ room and
I'd e\ <-■: \ l in.| \ help himself that is,
if the' wai'P-d to From M|.- w a’■
’hr or •U[.a id • of Hi, 1 1 \ i nr* room had;
laketi I..ii raiie, s news last night. I ]
hdn * think any of tl:<y"i were going
:o fee i like dinner tonight
Or break,.-i: t of him it. for that
"nl’.'r I 1 1 i• sst i ion- mt,, the i> my
t oom wit Ii i .arralu-e lap I had iu.-ird
'bout 1,1.-- leunl .sjiell later a detailed
Grrnc had fainted, p'ump on the!
boor, and si ruck her head a terr.bie
Lu< v liad sr-toamed 1 heard the
s< ’ I o*l i n .i T tllf floor piiuiif’
where I was oallin;: Western I'lnon
with a telegram t'ui Mrs Can tall !
Mrs. Sttii inoiii hadn't done ap> t idn;>. j
l.arrabce admit *.<) tn. i look, : at ;
him With Wide •■larili" eyes tlv eojo: !
'raining from her !a<-o dan, t had
started to orv Mpe I ’ambi idc, had •
a*id over and o\er again how t« rril.ie !
d war- Conrad Withers had .Jt..|ped |
his clgaret on the rug. and no ,o,r '
bad noticed it burtilnr- through the
pile until latr-r. when Sergeant r;.•- j
stamped out the vmoul, let-in- tire
The rug was ruined There was •< I
b*te in if as big as a s;me,-r. and the
••k floor underneath it was scorched.!
too PVon now thera »u an odoi !
The growth of a deer's antlers is a.
mystery and a wonder comparable to
the mysteries of the migrations of the
HI or the social organization of the
iot ourut-d N»rni h in the room
That was at II List ntyht. nJ now j
it was 7 the in-Mt morning | n the I
Hieantiiiie I’d iiad about an hour of I
troubled, delirious sleep, what with
waiting on Gra- e and thmking about
winil had liappened in the last tv.o
days. If my hah hadn't been gray
already, it certainly would have
turned now
There was Andrew 1 »;ii icri dead.
Murder, d billed by my new- carving
knife. There was Delia Randall,
whom no one could want to harm,
dead. Killed with my old carving
knife. Ir my house.
"Why should anyone want to \il!
her?" I had uttered my thoughts
aloud not expecting an answer, but
Kanabec was replying
"I think Delia was convenient for
the murderer. Mrs. Penny There is
such a thing as ’he lust to kill, you
knciw, and once having tasted of
murder, the slayer wanted another
victim. Del'a was handy. She was
alone upstairs in Iter fourth floor
'oom. The murderer probably heard
us take her up there bv the back
way. and the murderer, as you know,
had a new weapon this time.
"It was easy to slip up the back
-stairs alter we were gone, persuade
Delia to open Lite door under some
pretext, then kill her. When she was
dead—for Doc Maxwell said she died
instantly, it was nothing for the mur
derer to hurry out of the room, lock
the door, hide ’he key and go down
by the back strut's again, into Ids
or her own room Probabtr the {
whole opornt on of going upstairs
and murdering Delia took only 10'
min rites if th:,t long
"I never dreamed that murder i
would be committed itgrrii ~j soon
t thought that, with the knde a"
I'tartd. the murderer wot Id vcaU urriil <
everyone was ,< i ep Thi- time tin
murderer wa-- wiser than w#> wore,
lie struck while there was time, be
fore the hue an-t < ry for the knitv j'
•tai'tcd M\ the time we -■•tarto,! to!
search, the dec) was done, tire knife
well eonooajra] in Doha’s heart. My i
short -sigh ted tic's, that’s all"
I didn t agree with him l-.ven if
he had started to senn it as soon
wo got Delia upstairs, h<> wouldti f
'•a.ve been ptu--!; enon-.:h i’>\ th.
time la g,n ho men to-,>th,-r. Del a
would hate been dead anyway
•'Delia s murder, then was without
motive?" 1 asked
"I'm -m-lincd to think •~> That nj
was done becaute n! a lint » t > kilt
1 hat Ita* ivt y killed one*, out mu: r j ,
lerer rtrnek again beeaure Iv btp'l ’
to Some urge tve can? define the ,
hr' to kill \\ , ran t look i n t,-, horn'
,'idal bralnr. and ■ m nr* out mu:
d f rer Is. ;* vteil dffjtted mental race 1
"Darien v rnurep-r perhaps, was j :
tone with purpose,, although w l,at
’he put;,use was, stumps trie On<r ;
-,i homicide statts 'ds work there’s no :
Motpois him until he's caught and <
locked up IJut there’s no occasion |
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Now York. Dec. 21—Off the Arm:
Charles Scribner Grant and Lewis
Vandergrift Lee. descendants of the
opposing generals in the War Between
tlie States, are roommates at Dart
mouth and are frequently to be seen
over holidays arm-in-arming it
through the flick-flack of Manhat
tan . . . Thomas Edgelow, the fie
lionecr, is an authority on the ro
mantic past of Grenwich Village,
where he lives and he likes to re
' mind friends that the arty settlement
was built in 1922 because there had
j been a yellow fever epidemic in New
York and folks wanted ..a retreat in
| the “suburbs.”
Exchange with an attendant at the
j Uquariuiru “How’s business?’’
j “Without the penguins, business
| would be a flop.” ... There is a long
er line at noon waiting for a glimpse
| of the penguin pool than is to be seen
•seeking tickets for a “Jumbo” niati-
I nee . . . Cminne Griffith, that lovely
lady of the supet'-silents, is headed for
! Broadway stardom after the New
! Year . . . Carlyle Blackwell, anoth
er flicker veteran, is hound the same
route ...
Alice-Leonc Moats contends in the
current issue of the Saturday Evening
Dost that celebrities are shy souls
and not to he spied abroad as we ro
mantic chattel ists imply. ... Excuse
me. Miss Alice, hut baloney! . . .
Celebrities are the most hysterical of
exhibitionists and if you drop into
the Stork Club. “21”, The House or
Morgan or Reuben’s of a dawning
you’ll probably be stepped on by a
couple who will hand you calling
cards and demand a mention in your
next article. ... In Reuben’s, for in
stance, the other a. m„ I spotted Jane
Cawl, June Knight, Irving Berlin and
Ray Bolger ... All in the space of 10
minutes ... Maybe you don’t step
out late enough in your search for
the gold-fish lads and lassies ...
When Douglas Fairbanks films j
“Marco Folo” he will do it in China, i
aboard a huge yacht upon which a j
complete movie studio has been built j
. . . Opening scenes will be shot in j
Venice, Marco’s home town . . . I i
wonder how Ethel Merman manages i
to keep awake with such heavy eye- j
lashes ... I also wonder if they’re
the stuck-on variety, but that’s not
gallant. I know ... i a m told that
when Hauptmann was apprised his
Supreme Court plea had been denied
tie didn’t gulp, blink or show any
emotion whatsoever ... If so, h~c
shoutd r'cccivc this year’s Iron Alan
award ...
Since a crop cover is important to
protect soil against erosion, plant the
roughest land to timber use more of j
the rougher land now in crop for pas
ture introduce more legumes into ro
tation practice strip-cropping on long
j lot furtliet alarm Mrs. Penny Rola
suujg to stay in the kitchen null
vnu all day. Ik s suit's to be pet
•cutal custodian or all the kni\ea in
the house If >ou want one you’ll
have to ask him. There’s not going
to he a weapon, a murderous weapon,
around. Even manicure implements
have been removed from all tit*
rooms ”
“Any grumbling, boss?" cauie fro<w
Go-f- who was on bis second cup <jC
" Only from Mrs. I’pharri. Sbr re
fused st first to give up her sewing
scissors. Says she needs ’’hem to
flntsli n jacket she’s making. I took
them away from her. though.”
Lucy —the only one who objected.
I trembled, although ! hope not vis
ibly As soon as I decently could g*-t
to a phone without being overheard
I intended to call Dr. Rudemar to see
*f he were back in town If he wa*.
I wanted him to come out right:
"Our murderer doesn't seem to like
anything smaller than a carving
knife, boss. What do you think of
getting a great big one and planting
it on the buffet—right where our
murderer will see it at dinner. Then,
if it disappears, search everybody
and arrest the one with the knlfg."
Ross expounded his plan eagerly.
Larrabee lrowned.
"I've thought of that. I've thought
of everything My brain is weak
from wondering and planning what
to do No, your pian is full of dan.
gcr. Ross. What if we did do it,
planted the knife? What’s to pre
vent the murderer from striking
again before we can make' a search ?
"It's too dangerous. I den t want
to -re another carving knife sticking
in somebody's heart in this house
Uut murderer Is cle\er. with a keen,
alert bralri lie is probably waiting
tor another Lance. Our murderer
is sneaky, wily, in addition to being
« lever You notice he doesn't buy
knives Too smart. Steal them in
tca t. and docs it so cleverly that no
one realizes when they are stolen
"Vo. I m no l going to plant any
kntv-:- around this house I'm go! rtf
to lin’d the murderer instead I'v*
''O' til's to go on’- he drew the key
I font his pof-ket - -"that's something
Mot*- than I’ve had before Some,
bo :v in the kvin« room might haw
■eon this key being dropped In the
i-ud \n.-e Certainly, somebody up.
preached »he . vate during the two
hour attda half Mrs Pen n\ v board
ers were la ’ hat room The \a- f-
W Mi, on an end 'able b\ the .]a-. en
port \f.\t to it war an ash tmv
and a tarvy box of mat.-hr, r;n, i
W.a- there all the «Vben l>«
com-is ba-k from headouarter? |it
ask him
Burke came in from headquarter*
am! thri e were three officer sitt ng
around my k p-he n la b; P d* in -n-r
'.•offer and eating the toast 1 rn-me
(TC Bh] COKTIKi: /:/>!
Wc thought the flay had come when
mi man beings no longer had the right
o play the god; but dictators and
heir ways prove that day is not here
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K *£s and cheer ring through your
jf| home during Christmas and the M
New Year. May every heart be -jjp
.if lnippy from the time the Children if
& IK awaken in the wee hours on g
Clnistmas morning until long
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if are soundly asleep that night,
and may every day of the hoii- M
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& : £ the coming year be just like it. #
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:£ tuie. We send this message, not if
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