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DOUBLE DEMON

sake of the family's good name I've decided that we shan't be troubled with Judith much longer.'
`I engaged her, George, and it is I who shall dismiss her.'
`I wasn't thinking of dismissing her, not in your way.' He cast a glance behind his shoulder and drew his chair nearer to his sister's. `What I really was thinking of was '

`And why, George,' said his sister at last, `do you tell me this ?,
'Partly because your help is necessary; much more because I have no wish to go through life with an unshared secret. Yours is a stronger character than mine. We shall need each other's support in the future even more than we have done in the past.'
`But Judith; won't she suspect?'
`No. That will be the last thing she will dream of doing.'
He told her why.
`And, George,' said Miss Cranstoun faintly, `it's a thing I ought to know, it's an awful thing to ask, but ... when?'
George told her when.
`And now,' he said, `I'll say good night. There are one or two things I want to do.'
George Cranstoun locked the door of his room, and taking a key from his pocket unlocked a cupboard. He took down a bottle of whisky from the shelf, poured himself out a stiff peg, and drew a pack of patience cards from a drawer in the writing desk. Things on the whole had gone very well. He had been right in his surmise. Judith and Isobel were capable of entertaining the idea of murder. Altogether an intriguing situation.
Very carefully he put out the cards and began his game of Double Demon. It would be a good omen if luck were with him to-night. Eleven o'clock struck, twelve o'clock. The cards would not come out. Half an hour after midnight he went to bed, and when the clock struck one he was sound asleep.
But when the clock struck one Isobel Cranstoun was wide awake. She had locked her bedroom door. Judith Fuller was wide awake. She, too, had locked her bedroom door, but the

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