The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Case of The Lamp That Went Out by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner:|
it may be wasting his talents which we need for more difficult
problems. If you or any one else have anything to tell us, it must
be told only to me or to Muller. And before you leave to look at
the body, I would like to know whether the dead man owned a watch,
or rather whether he had it with him on the day of the murder."
"Yes, sir; he did have a watch, a gold watch," answered Mrs.
Riedau looked at the bookkeeper, who nodded and said: "Yes, sir;
Winkler had a watch, a gold watch with a double case. It was a
large watch, very thick. I happen to have noticed it by chance
and also I happen to know that he had not had the watch for very