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THE BEAST WITH FIVE FINGERS

`Couldn't I open the window just a little?' he said to Eustace that evening. 'We're simply roasting in here, you know.'
`No, leave well alone. We're not a couple of boardingschool misses fresh from a course of hygiene lectures. Get the chess-board out.'
They sat down and played. At ten o'clock Mrs. Prince came to the door with a note. `I am sorry I didn't bring it before,' she said, `but it was left in the letter-box.'
`Open it, Saunders, and see if it wants answering.'
It was very brief. There was neither address nor signature. `Will eleven o'clock to-night be suitable for our last appoint ment?'
`Who is it from?' asked Borlsover.
`It was meant for me,' said Saunders. `There's no answer, Mrs. Prince,' and he put the paper into his,pocket.
`A dunning letter from a tailor; I suppose he must have got wind of our leaving.'
It was a clever lie, and Eustace asked no more .questions. They went on with their game.
On the landing outside Saunders could hear the grandfather's clock whispering the seconds, blurting out the quarter-hours.
`Check,' said Eustace. The clock struck eleven. At the same time there was a gentle knocking on the door; it seemed to come from the bottom panel.
`Who's there?' asked Eustace.
There was no answer.
`Mrs. Prince, is that you?'
`She is up above,' said Saunders; `I can hear her walking about the room.'
`Then lock the door; bolt it too. Your move, Saunders.'
While Saunders sat with his eyes on the chess-board, Eustace walked over to the window and examined the fastenings. He did the same in Saunders's room, and the bath-room. There were no doors between the three rooms, or he would have shut and locked them too.
`Now, Saunders,' he said, `don't stay all night over your move. I've had time to smoke one cigarette already. It's bad to

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