The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart:|
should not have had a key to that particular door, although the
servants' entry was in the west wing. But I had not known of
this key, and it opened up a new field of conjecture. Just now,
however, there were many things to be attended to, and, leaving
Warner with the body, we all went back to the house. Mr.
Jamieson walked with me, while Halsey and Gertrude followed.
"I suppose I shall have to notify the Armstrongs," I said. "They
will know if Thomas had any people and how to reach them. Of
course, I expect to defray the expenses of the funeral, but his
relatives must be found. What do you think frightened him, Mr.
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