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May 7, 2020  

Trent’s Last Case - Chapters 9 & 10

May 7, 2020

Chapter IX & X

A Hot Scent

'Come in!' called Trent.

Mr Cupples entered his sitting-room at the hotel. It was the early evening of the day on which the coroner's jury, without leaving the box, had pronounced the expected denunciation of a person or persons unknown. Trent, with a hasty glance upward, continued his intent study of what lay in a photographic dish of enamelled metal, which he moved slowly about in the light of the window. He looked very pale, and his movements were nervous.