The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Pocket Diary Found in the Snow by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner:|
"I am Muller of the Secret Service," replied his visitor and added,
"You must put up with us for the time being, Mr. Egon Langen. The
police commissioner is occupied with your step-sister, whom you
were about to murder."
Langen put his hand to his cheek, looking at Muller between his
lashes as he said, "To murder? Who can prove that?"
"We have all the proofs we need."
"I will acknowledge only that I wanted Asta to disappear."
Muller smiled. "What good would that have done you? You wanted
her entire fortune, did you not? But that could have come to you
only after thirty years, and you are not likely to have waited that