“Myself, yes I knew the contents of the safe and its whereabouts. And I would enjoy myself with several millions I am sure. But it would not be possible for me to invade Lady Wainscotting’s bedroom without garnering undue attention. It would be improper. Besides it would be impossible so to do unseen during daylight hours.
My only opportunity, therefore, would be burgling the premises. And I think you’d agree...” at this point Grimper pointed at himself with both thumbs, “...this body is not cut out for burgling my own pantry, never mind an upstairs room of a country mansion.”