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Okay,' Vachell said cheerfully. He threw the diary on to the Governor's desk and left it lying under the reading- lamp. 'We'll let it lie until the chief returns. ' compressed, watched Jeudwine methodihunting through the papers. The search took time, but no one spoke. Vachell lounged against the desk, hands in pockets, eyes fixed on Jeudwine's fingers. The tramp of the KALI guard outside the windows sounded at regular intervals through the room. Pallett stood by, something tense and unrelaxed in his attitude.
E. mentioned yesterday he wanted a dose. ' A sudden silence oppressed the three men in possession of the dead Governor's study. Hannibal's powders, one of the murdered man's last thoughts on earth; his affection for the dachshund, how he used to whistle it to his heels every morning when he went for his daily ride in the hills; the dog's cushion, spattered with red hairs, in the corner of the room. VachelPs even-toned voice continued: 'Then there's one more note. m. " That's — — . . -44- There was a silence.