The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 11, 1951 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

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Ollie, Lucia, Lee and Alistair had departed for Burlington in, Ollie'j ancient limousine. Elizabeth was glad she wasn't along. Just watching him drive was an experience. He sat bolt upright at the wheel, his arms held forward slimy as though he were at a locomotive's throttle. She studied the portrait of pend- lulous-nosed Gustave Steinhart, jtrying to discover some key to the .character of his offspring. Was the hidden craftiness of a murderer there? Both Gustave and his 'sog. Lucien, stared back at her •Mlfn almost bovine phlegmatism ; Shrewdness and avarice perhaps •Passion, no. But then, Ollie was ,not a Sleinhart Then a sound seemed to come r from nowhere. ! Because stte was alone in the ;house except for Mrs. Steinhart, jher mind failed to grasp it. The ]iheavy thump, like a metalic ob- jjject hitting the floor above, em- ;i iphasized her aloneness. She stif- ijifened, itood unmoving then the j alarm reached her brain and she 'i sped into action. l| Was old Emily Steinhart trying I to signal her? ' h Elizabeth reached the landing ij and the .open door in seconds ij Mrr. Steinhart lay as she had j-lcft her, sleeping quietly. At her '['window the marquisette curtains [.billowed inward then settled again j as the vagrant breeze died. It 1; wasn't even a breeze, not strong j | enough to have blown over an object that could hit the floor with such an emphatic thump. She could led slow panic gripping her in a tightening vise. She tried to tell herself (hat there was a simple and sensible explanation for the sound, yet common sense told her otherwise. CHE stared down the hallway In helpless fear. It was darker now then when she had gone downstairs. A door was shut that had been open before. The door to Ollie's room. Elizabeth tiptoed down the hall and pressed againsl the door. It yielded against (he surreptitious pressure of her fingers. A man was standing there. A toll man Win a revolver in his hand. He spun around, a supercilious smile twisting his lips. "Caught me in the Jam closet, didn't you?" 'Alistair!' I thought you went with the others." "Guess 1 fooled you. I suppose you heard me drop the gun?" "Yes I was in the library." "Clumsy of me. I wasn't prepared, to find a revolver roiled up in Unk's jaegers. Suppose you wonder what I'm doing here?" It's rather obvious, isn't U?" she said dryly. "You'd belter put things back." Her swift survey took in the general disarray, drawers open, bod spread rumpled, desk papers scattered. Casually he rolled the revolver up again in Ollie's ridiculous-appearing long underwear. "Scotland Yard could be camping here and Unk wouldn't know "Scotland Yard men are a bit cleverer lhan you and so is Ollie." His dark brows went up in an amused grimace. "Maybe. That's why I'm here—to find out it Unk was hiding information at the Inquest like the rest of us. And he- was. Don't you remember Wilkie asking him if he owned any firearms? Unk said no." Elizabeth nodded. "But what do you mean, the rest of us?" • w • TIE grinned with • sort of half- sly half-guilty air. "Dont know why I didn't tell the constable. Maybe my instinct for self preservation." He stroked his chin reflectively. "It may not be important. On the other hand why should the murderer wear mv coat?" Elizabeth put her hands on her hips in sudden impatience. "For heaven's sake, Alistair! Don't talk in riddles!" "Listen, when you 'vent upstairs to Gran that night, you broke up our bridge game. An hour afterward, as far as I knew, Lucia was still ofl with Courtney and Unk was bug hunting. At least he" hadn't come back. Lee had wandered on and so had that fuddy- duddy." "Aaron Riggs?" "Yeah. I wasn't sleepy and I was bored. Thought I'd go for a walk. Went to get my coat out of the hall closet. It wasn't there » I had a cigaret all by my lonesome on the front steps. Next morning my coat was back in place but it felt damp and had clay on it." Elizabeth frowned. "Maybe one of the men borrowed it when they were searching for Mr. Benson." "Then why was it missing before he was?" "Could Oliie have borrowed it when he went out moth-hunting?" Alistair laughed harshly. "He'd have cut a queer figure. Not that he doesn't anyway. My coat would hit him around the ankles. No, he was wearing that joofy bclted- in-the-back thing." "Perhaps you ought to tell Mr. Wilkie." He shrugged elaborately and tucked the revolver back in a lower drawer. "Let him find out for himscU. 1 ' They stared at each other doubtfully for a long moment. A strange anticipatory smirk began to spread across Alistair's features. He started to walk toward Elizabeth. "Thij hunting expedition wasn't the only reason 1 didn't go to ))ur- linglon with the others. 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