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THE HAPPY COUPLE

When I came back, my guest was drinking a second cup of coffee.
" That was Miss Gray," I said.
" Oh? What had she to say?"
" The Craigs have done a bolt. They disappeared last night. The maids live in the village; and when they came this morning, they found the house empty. They'd skipped-the Craigs, the nurse and the baby-and taken their luggage with them. They left money on the table for the maids' wages, the rent to the end of their tenancy and the tradesmen's bills."
The judge said nothing. He took a cigar from the box, examined it carefully and then lit it with deliberation.
" What have you got to say about that?" I asked.
" My dear fellow, are you obliged to use these American phrases? Isn't English good enough for you?"
" Is that an American phrase? It expresses exactly what I mean. You can't imagine I'm such a fool as not to have noticed that you and the Craigs had met before; and if they've vanished into thin air like figments of the imagination, it's a fairly reasonable conclusion that the circumstances under which you met were not altogether pleasant."
The judge gave a little chuckle, and there was a twinkle in his cold blue eyes.
" That was a very good brandy you gave me last night," he said. "It's against my principles to drink liqueurs after lunch, but it's a very dull man who allows his principles to enslave him, and for once I think I should enjoy one."
I sent for the brandy and watched the judge while he poured himself out a generous measure. He took a sip with obvious satisfaction.
" Do you remember the Wingford murder?" he asked me. "No."
" Perhaps you weren't in England at the time. Pity-you might have come to the trial. You'd have enjoyed it. It caused a lot of excitement; the papers were full of it.
" Miss Wingford was a rich spinster of mature age who lived

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