The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Case of the Golden Bullet by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner:|
personally and liked him. "What have you to report to me?" he
"I - I don't know whether I ought to have come here, but at home - "
"Well, is anything the matter?" insisted Horn.
"Why, sir, I don't know; but the Professor - he is so still - he
Horn sprang from his chair. "Is he ill?" he asked.
"I don't know, sir. His room is locked - he never locked it before."
"And you are certain he is at home?"
"Yes, sir. I saw him during the night - and the key is in the lock
on the inside."