Saturday, January 22, 2022

Let it lie where it is

     A curious intent look came into her eyes. Parker could not place it, but Wimsey recognized it instantly. He had seen it last on the face of a great financier as he took up his pen to sign a contract. Wimsey had been called to witness the signature, and had refused. It was a contract that ruined thousands of people. Incidentally, the financier had been murdered soon after, and Wimsey had declined to investigate the matter, with a sentence from Dumas: "Let pass the justice of God."

(from Unnatural Death, by Dorothy L. Sayers)

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