Wednesday, December 20, 2017

How to get at secrets

Long experience as a teacher had given Miss Withers the pet theory that the time to find out anything that someone doesn't want to tell is early in the morning. She knew that a large majority of the world's citizens awaken by slow degrees, with resistance at a low ebb, and whenever she found it necessary to determine a culprit among her pupils at Jefferson School, she made the accusation bright and early the nest morning as the boys and girls were filing into their seats.

(from Murder On Wheels, by Stuart Palmer)

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