By Ian Rankin

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A small flashlight came from his pocket. He went through to the next street; then retraced his course. Here was a mystery. Somewhere in that narrow crevice between the buildings, he had lost track of those ahead. Harry uttered a quick exclamation as his light revealed a crack in the side of the wall. It looked like a door. He would try it. He pressed. It did not yield. He pressed again. He was sure that the others had entered at this spot but now the barrier was tight against him. Harry's light was turned full on the wall.

I have had a home and comfort," the girl said slowly. "You have had a home," corrected Zayata. " He clapped his hands, and the servant came forward. "This is Chandra," declared Zayata. "He is a Burmese. He will obey your commands as he obeys mine. " Bowing, Chandra advanced to the wall. He pressed an unseen lever. A space opened, and Margaret found herself viewing a miniature apartment every bit as wonderful as the room in which she was sitting. She arose and went to the entrance. She looked in admiration at the luxurious, comfortable furnishings the beautiful divan, the ornate decorations.

You'll understand - after I talk. " Blefken stood silent while Jerry Middleton placed his head in his hands and became quiet. The lawyer studied his visitor. Middleton was a young man, but he appeared much older than he actually was. His face, pale and haggard, seemed ghastly when compared with his dark, roving eyes. Those eyes carried a haunted look. They were closed now. "Middleton," said Blefken quietly, "I'm going in the other room just long enough to tell my friends that I will be busy for a while.

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