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Murder in the mews – Agatha Christie


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Murder in the Mews

Chapter 1

I

Penny for the guy, sir?

A small boy with a grimy face grinned ingratiatingly.

Certainly not! said Chief Inspector Japp. And, look here, my lad

A short homily followed. The dismayed urchin beat a precipitate retreat, remarking briefly and succinctly to his youthful friends:

Blimey, if it aint a cop all togged up!

The band took to its heels, chanting the incantation:

Remember, remember The fifth of November Gunpowder treason and plot. We see no reason Why gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot.

The chief inspectors companion, a small, elderly man with an egg-shaped head and large, military-looking moustaches, was smiling to himself.

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