Father Brown Mysteries 09 The Oracle of the Dog by G. K. Chesterton

By G. K. Chesterton

"I'll inform you what occurred then," acknowledged Fiennes with a grim emphasis. "When we bought again into that backyard the very first thing we observed used to be Traill the legal professional; i will be able to see him now together with his black hat and black whiskers relieved opposed to the viewpoint of the blue vegetation stretching right down to the summer-house, with the sundown and the unusual define of the Rock of Fortune within the distance.

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Father Brown Mysteries 09 The Oracle of the Dog

"I'll let you know what occurred then," stated Fiennes with a grim emphasis. "When we acquired again into that backyard first thing we observed used to be Traill the legal professional; i will see him now together with his black hat and black whiskers relieved opposed to the viewpoint of the blue flora stretching right down to the summer-house, with the sundown and the unusual define of the Rock of Fortune within the distance.

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Oh, it was full of pep," replied Fiennes gloomily. "It would have been glorious copy if it could have held together for ten minutes longer. " "I see," said the priest. " "It's wonderful what hustle will do," continued his informant. "I believe Floyd would have got his great theory into the papers at any rate, and perhaps had the doctor arrested, when all these things were blown sky high as if by dynamite by the discovery of that dead body lying under the Rock of Fortune. And that's what we come back to after all.

Fiennes nodded, gazing thoughtfully into space. His mind seemed to have drifted back to a less practical part of the narrative. " "The dog could almost have told you the story, if he could talk," said the priest. "All I complain of is that because he couldn't talk, you made up his story for him, and made him talk with the tongues of men and angels. It's part of something I've noticed more and more in the modern world, appearing in all sorts of newspaper rumors and conversational catch-words; something that's arbitrary without being authoritative.

In other words, it was very near the end of the garden, though your walk had taken you a long way round to it. Also, it isn't likely the young lady really howled so as to be heard half a mile. She gave an ordinary involuntary cry, and yet you heard it on the shore. " Fiennes shuddered slightly. "You mean he drew his blade there and sent it through the hedge at the white spot. But surely it was a very odd chance and a very sudden choice. " Father Brown's face became animated. "You misunderstand the man's character," he said, as if he himself had known the man all his life.

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