The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer:|
after-effects which conclusively pointed to Indian hemp poisoning.
Knowing something of the Chinese doctor's powers, I could understand that
he might have extracted from West the secret of the combination by sheer
force of will whilst the American was under the influence of the drug.
But I could not understand how Fu-Manchu had gained access to locked
chambers on the third story of a building.
"Smith," I said, "those bird tracks on the window-sill--
they furnish the key to a mystery which is puzzling me."
"They do," said Smith, glancing impatiently at his watch.
"Consult your memories of Dr. Fu-Manchu's habits--especially your
memories of his pets."
The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu