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:|
lighted. "What's going on," he asked of Baner's servant who was
just hurrying up the stairs.
"The mistress' birthday, we've got company."
Muller grumbled something and went on up to his own room. He knew
it would not be pleasant for his patron to be disturbed in the midst
of entertaining his guests, but the matter was important and could
The detective laid off his outer garments, made a few changes in
his toilet and putting the goldsmith's declaration, with the ring
and the bullet in his pocketbook, he went down to the first floor
of the building, in one wing of which was the apartment occupied by