By Grant Fieldgrove
Whereas on holiday along with his family members, Archie witnesses a homicide that no-one turns out to think truly occurred. With the suspect being a well-known Hollywood megastar and a corpse that has been dragged into the sea, now not even the neighborhood police are prepared to aid.
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He accepted the cup she poured out for him, but almost immediately put it down again upon the edge of the table. ‘I don’t like her being at Underhill,’ he said. ‘No, Mr. ’ The lift in her voice made a question of it. He said with emphasis, ‘I don’t like it at all. ’ ‘I don’t believe she does really. Part of the trouble is that she hasn’t got anywhere to go. The aunt who brought her up has just died. ’ ‘Yes, it is. And there doesn’t seem to be anything I can do about it. My parents are dead — the uncle with whom I work is a bachelor —’ He broke off with a sound of anger.
It was just that — well — my Cousin Louisa —’ Miss Silver said graciously, ‘You need be in no anxiety. ’ ‘I am going to tell you about something that happened more than five years ago. I was staying at a place called Eastcliff, and I had been out in a boat bird-watching — it’s a hobby of mine. There’s an island with a lot of gulls. I was coming back, making for the mainland, when I saw a girl halfway up the cliffs. She had been caught by the tide, and I could see that she was stuck. I called out and asked her if she could hold on whilst I got help.
Oh, my dear, I don’t know. There was no need — indeed there wasn’t. Olivia said he took money and my diamond spray, but I would have given him anything he wanted. He knew that. You see, Olivia doesn’t know everything. I have never told her — I’ve never told anyone. ’ The clasp on Candida’s wrist became desperate. ’ ‘I’ve never had a secret from her all my life, but she wouldn’t understand. She is so much cleverer than I am, and she has always told me what I ought to do. But clever people don’t always understand everything, do they?