The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Man in Lower Ten by Mary Roberts Rinehart:|
babbling incoherently, her black hair tumbling over her white face.
"Unless we can find the man who occupied lower seven," I suggested.
"I have already tried and failed. To find him would not clear you,
of course, unless we could establish some connection between him and
the murdered man. It is the only thing I see, however. I have
learned this much," Hotchkiss concluded: "Lower seven was reserved
Cresson! Where Alison West and Mrs. Curtis had taken the train!
McKnight came forward and suddenly held out his hand. "Mr.
Hotchkiss," he said, "I - I'm sorry if I have been offensive. I
thought when you came in, that, like the Irishman and the government,
The Man in Lower Ten