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Incident At Wainscotting Manor #53


Lavinia and Grimper stared at Gibberish then at each other. Both having failed to discern Gibberish’s anguished meaning, they shrugged simultaneously. Good, demonstrative shrugs, too. Indeed, if Simultaneous Shrugging were an Olympic event they would have been marked with 10s for technical ability (possibly also for artistic interpretation). But it isn’t.
“But the trail… remains warm!” enthused Grimper, rubbing his hands gleefully.
“Still warm… oh it’s so recent,” Gibberish, close to tears, shook his head. “Two deaths in the family within a month. Oh dearie dearie me.”
Grimper spun to face Gibberish
“Gibberish what on earth are you talking about?”

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