Maurice Leblanc Maurice
THE TRAGEDY AT THE PALACE HOTEL Mr. Kesselbach stopped short on the threshold of the sitting-room, took his secretary’s arm and, in an anxious voice, whispered:
Chapman, some one has been here again.
Surely not, sir,
protested the secretary.
You have just opened the hall-door yourself; and the key never left your pocket while we were lunching in the restaurant.
Chapman, some one has been here again,
Mr. Kesselbach repeated. He pointed to a traveling-bag on the mantelpiece.
Look, I can prove it. That bag was shut. It is now open