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THE BEAST WITH FIVE FINGERS

'What did it look like?'
'Well, Sir, I couldn't tell you,' said Morton, nervously. `My back was turned, and it was half-way down the room when I looked up.'
`What was its colour?' asked Saunders. `Black?'
`Oh no, sir; a greyish white. It crept along in a very funny way, sir. I don't think it had a tail.
`What did you do then?'
`I tried to catch it; but it was no use. So I set the rat-traps and kept the library shut. Then that girl, Emma Laidlaw, left the door open when she was cleaning, and I think it must have escaped.'
`And you think it is the animal that's been frightening the maids?'
`Well, no, sir, not quite. They said it was-you'll excuse me, sir-a hand that they saw. Emma trod on it once at the bottom of the stairs. She thought then it was a half-frozen toad, only white. And then Parfit was washing up the dishes in the scullery. She wasn't thinking about anything in particular. It was close on dusk. She took her hands out of the water and was drying them absent-minded like on the roller towel, when she found she was drying someone else's hand as well, only colder than hers.'
`What nonsense!' exclaimed Saunders.
`Exactly, sir; that's what I told her; but we couldn't get her to stop.'
`You don't believe all this?' said Eustace, turning suddenly towards the butler.
`Me, sir? Oh no, sir! I've not seen anything.'
`Nor heard anything?'
`Well, sir, if you must know, the bells do ring at odd times, and there's nobody there when we go; and when we go round to draw the blinds of a night, as often as not somebody's been there before us. But, as I says to Mrs. Merrit, a young monkey might do wonderful things, and we all know that Mr. Borlsover has had some strange animals about the place.'
`Very well, Morton, that will do.'

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