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MISS CORNELIUS

`Well, what about it?' said the bank manager. `I confess the whole thing baffles me.'
Saxon was silent for a moment, and then broke out petulantly: `I wish to goodness you had never brought me here, Clinton. We have got landed in the very deuce of a mess, and that is why you and I have got to come to some decision.'
`I'm afraid I don't quite follow.'
`I'll put a question to you. From what you have seen this evening do you suspect any one?'
Clinton looked troubled and was silent.
`Parke?' went on Saxon. `Do you suspect him?'
'No, oh, no!'
'Mrs. Parke?'
`No, certainly not.'
`Miss Cornelius, then?'
`I don't think so. No.'
`You don't think so. Well, I do. Mind you, three quarters of what I have seen I can't account for at present. Why the rocking-chair should go on moving as it did, for example. I searched in vain for a thread of black cotton-I even looked for a hair. On the other hand, when that lump of coal flew across the room, I am almost positive that it came from the hand of Miss Cornelius. She had been standing by the coal-box only a minute before. If you noticed, she was constantly fidgeting with different articles on the table and mantelpiece. Her hands were never still. It seemed almost that she had to hold her itching fingers down. I did see-and that I am prepared to swear to-her throw the pen that stuck in the ceiling. The whole thing was suspicious. It's unusual, to say the least of it, to find pens lying about on the mantelpiece. There is one in this room, you will notice; put there, I suggest, by Miss Cornelius to await the opportune moment. In the case I'm speaking of she held it in her hand behind her back, and gave it a curious little flick with her thumb. I believe with practice I could do the same myself.'
He took the pen from the mantelpiece and repeated the action he had described.

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