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Here is the next post of Act II of Jayne Barnard's "The Evil Eye of Africa."
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Keep your sightglass full, your firebox trimmed and your water iced.
By Jayne Barnard
A Guess-the-Murderer Mystery in Two Acts
Act II: Hercule Hornblower Investigates
From the Case Journal of Hercule Hornblower:
August 16, 1898
Addendum: I have left in progress at Cairo some necessary inquiries about the mysterious widow, as Mrs. M-W will of a certainty demand the retrieval of the various jewels charged to her credit on the hotel’s bill. Results will be telegraphed to me at isolated Boddy Manor, of which here I add an engraving that has appeared in the traveling edition of the London Aerogram.
It does not look an uncomfortable house but indisputably the chimneys will smoke. They always do.
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