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THE BEAST WITH FIVE FINGERS

The two men met for the first time after many weeks in the dining-room that evening.
`Hallo!' said Eustace, standing before the fire with his hands in his pockets. `How goes the world, Saunders ? Why these dress togs?' He himself was wearing an old shooting-jacket. He did not believe in mourning, as he had told his uncle on his last visit; and, though he usually went in for quiet-coloured ties, he wore this evening one of an ugly red, in order to shock Morton, the butler, and to make them thrash out the whole question of mourning for themselves in the servants' hall. Eustace was a true Borlsover. `The world,' said Saunders, `goes the same as usual, confoundedly slow. The dress togs are accounted far by an invitation from Captain Lockwood to bridge.'
`How are you getting there?'
'There's something the matter with the car, so I've told Jackson to drive me round in the dogcart. Any objection ?'
`Oh, dear me, no! We've had all things in common for far too many years for me to raise objections at this hour of the day.'
`You'll find your correspondence in the library,' went on Saunders. `Most of it I've seen to. There are a few private letters I haven't opened. There 's also a box with a rat or something inside it that came by the evening post. Very likely it's the six-toed beast Terry was sending us to cross with the four-toed albino. I didn't look because I didn't want to mess up my things; but I should gather from the way it's jumping about that it 's pretty hungry.'
`Oh, I'll see to it,' said Eustace, `while you and the captain earn an honest penny.'
Dinner over and Saunders gone, Eustace went into the library. Though the fire had been lit, the room was by no means cheerful.
`We'll have all the lights on, at any rate,' he said, as he turned the switches. `And, Morton,' he added, when the butler broubht the coffee, `get me a screwdriver or something

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