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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 25, 1898
Professor Henry Walton Brown Jr., of Indiana, USA, has joined us today.
I discovered him in the parlour, threatening Professor Plum with a revolving pistol.
In the trunk I saw yesterday was a map such as Indiana Brown, in his ill-starred Oxford speech, claimed to have created, and a hand-drawn sketch of a mask such as he claimed he had assembled from ancient written descriptions. These resemble most closely the pages seen in Baron von Boddy’s photograph of the Eye of Africa mask. I am convinced Brown could identify them as his own property.
It is indisputable now: Professor Plum perfidiously stole his fellow academic’s research and sold it to the baron.
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