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By John Dickson Carr

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Publish yr note: First released in 1934
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The bunk’s bed used to be soaked wit blood.
The outdated razor was once folded shut.
But it were lately used. It was once smeared with blood.

A voice broke the bad stillness within the stateroom: “The Blind Barber Has Been right here Tonight!”

On an Atlantic crossing of the great send Queen Victoria, a vicious killer is free, and 4 high-living characters are hellbent to pin him down. Dr. Gideon Fell quickly reveals himself as much as his chins in misadventure as he wades right into a comedy of terrors that boasts a reel of compromising movie, an emerald elephant, and a deadly razor for props, homicide because the evils deed, and unmitigated mayhem because the comedy aid.

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Warren, that from the time leave out Glenn informed me approximately you at dinner this night, you've been to blame of very ordinary behaviour. Now, if you happen to inform me a few younger girl who has obtained an damage to the again of her head, I insist on listening to your complete tale. ” 128 “Right! ” acknowledged Warren, with the air of 1 coming to an contract. “That’s reasonable sufficient, Skipper, and right here you're. We don’t comprehend whatever concerning the assault on you. It occurred this fashion. We have been all jointly, you spot, while this unknown woman staggered in, badly damage. We knew anyone had hit her, so we rushed out to work out no matter if lets locate the assailant. whereas we have been on deck we heard your yell—” (“Not undesirable for a start,” inspiration Morgan uneasily. “Steady now. ”) “I see,” acknowledged the captain. “And the place have been then you definately? ” “Eh? ” “I said,” repeated the captain, taking a look so apparently just like the headmaster at previous St. Just’s that Morgan shivered a bit, “where have been you while this alleged unknown girl got here in? You weren’t on your cabin. I regarded in there and that i be aware of. ” “Oh! Oh! I see! No, after all not,” Warren replied, with a few warmth. “Naturally no longer. We have been within the empty cabin round the corner. ” “Why? ” 129 “Why? Well—er—well, it was once simply an concept, you spot. a type of thought I had. I mean,” acknowledged Warren, his wits clicking out phrases desperately within the desire of discovering the correct ones, “I suggest, i assumed it'd be a good suggestion. besides, we have been there, rattling it! you could ask any of them. They have been kind of taking good care of me … ” “Taking care of you,” repeated Captain Whistler seriously. “And what have been you doing there? ” “Well, we have been sitting at the ground enjoying Geography. after which we heard the door to C deck open, and this woman who was once attacked all started calling my identify. I don’t recognize who she is; I basically observed her as soon as before,” pursued Warren, buying larger insurance and fluency as he moved quickly on, “and that used to be within the wireless-room, whilst I received the cablegram—about—euh! —I suggest, while I acquired the cablegram—about the bears, you spot. ” “What bears? ” Warren’s jaws moved. He glanced wildly at Morgan for tips. “It’s relatively alright, Captain,” the latter defined as easily as he may possibly. He had a lump in his throat and a sense that if Warren stored on explaining he a hundred thirty would cross insane himself. “Naturally Curt’s a piece disillusioned, and that i feel he tells issues in fairly a wierd approach. yet it’s very simple, finally. It’s approximately a few stocks—you comprehend. The bears have been raiding the industry, you spot, and his shares had depreciated. ” “Oh! He’s been fearful approximately monetary concerns has he? convinced, yes,” acknowledged the captain seriously. “But let’s come right down to phrases, Mr. Morgan? Do you vouch for the reality of this loopy tale? ” “Go and notice, why don’t you? ” shouted the exasperated Warren. “That’s what I’ve been asking you to do from the 1st, if you’d had any experience. the following you’re conserving omit Glenn shivering in my coat, and we all status out the following on a 0 deck whilst that bad lady should be death. Aren’t you coming, physician? ” “We are all coming,” acknowledged the captain, with surprising selection. He beckoned his subordinates, and the bizarre little procession went right down to the door.

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