Cat Among the Pigeons (Hercule Poirot, Book 32) by Agatha Christie

By Agatha Christie

Disagreeable issues are occurring in an specific college for ladies - such things as homicide! past due one evening, academics examine a mysterious flashing gentle within the activities pavilion, whereas the remainder of the varsity sleeps. There, one of the lacrosse sticks, they bump into the physique of the unpopular video games mistress -- shot in the course of the middle from element clean diversity. the college is thrown into chaos while the 'cat' moves back. regrettably, schoolgirl Julia Upjohn is familiar with an excessive amount of. particularly, she understands that with out Hercule Poirot's support, she's going to be the subsequent sufferer!

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Morton reached out and tugged his coat sleeve. “Come along, Jimmy,” he said softly, feeling, himself, both sorrow and guilt. Half-reluctantly, the young man turned away, and they pushed through the crowd, which was suddenly abuzz with chatter, and even laughter. But neither Morton nor Presley shared in this odd sense of release. They went quite a distance before a hackney-coach presented itself. Morton quietly gave the driver the address of the Bow Street Magistrate's Court, not wanting anyone in the crowd to hear.

Morton saw despair written there, but defiance as well, and anger. “Here's a pleasant diversion for you,” the condemned man hurled out, “watching old Caleb Smeeton and his good wife hang! ” He paused and Morton thought the man would break down, but he went on, strangely calm. “But how did those fine Bow Street men know where to nab us? Just where to be, and at what hour? ” he bitterly answered his own question, and glared out at the crowd. “Friends like you … “Aye, one of our own peached on us… the same as told us about the panney, and what hour the owner would be away.

Acton hesitated. ” The jarvey's shoulders sagged. “Off Cartwright Square,” he said. ” Morton mulled it over a moment more. “What is it you're not telling me, Ralph? ” “Nay, nay. ” The jarvey shifted from foot to foot. Morton stared hard at the man, but it had only the effect of causing him to shift more rapidly. The Runner drew out his hand, with a single shilling in it, which he turned reflectively in his fingers. “I will find out what happened to Mr. Glendinning, Ralph, you may be sure of that.

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