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Release date: 2022-12-07 11:21:21 Author:lhuNPang

"Mrs Dansby-Gregg did, I'm sure."

"Mrs Dansby-Gregg did, I'm sure."

"Mrs Dansby-Gregg did, I'm sure."

"Do you believe now that the fire was caused deliberately?" I asked.

"An hour? But the cigarette end-"

"Yes. The powder room is on the port side."

"And you didn't think this worth mentioning to me," I said heavily. "No importance at all?"

"Can you remember who went in there, say, any time up to an hour beforehand?"

"Yes. The powder room is on the port side."

She looked at me for a long moment before answering, and even in the fading light of the aurora I could see the understanding coming into her eyes.

"Yes. They all seemed to crowd down past the middle-"

"And you didn't think this worth mentioning to me," I said heavily. "No importance at all?"

"I'm sorry," she repeated helplessly. "I was a little upset for a moment, then Captain Johnson was in front of me shooing everybody back to their seats and I couldn't see."

"Do you believe now that the fire was caused deliberately?" I asked.

"I'm sorry," she repeated helplessly. "I was a little upset for a moment, then Captain Johnson was in front of me shooing everybody back to their seats and I couldn't see."

"Right. And we're dealing, obviously, with hardened professional criminals. The whole success of their plan depended on causing this excitement. Do you for a moment believe that they were going to let the whole thing hinge on the mere off-chance of a smouldering butt-end setting some papers alight-especially setting them alight at the correct moment?"

"Yes. They all seemed to crowd down past the middle-"

"It doesn't matter. Who could have gone into the galley then -anybody in the front seats, I suppose?"

"Because by knowing who was there, we might find out who wasn't."

"I'm sorry. It-it did seem unimportant, unrelated to anything. That was hours before the crash, so-"

"I'm sorry," she repeated helplessly. "I was a little upset for a moment, then Captain Johnson was in front of me shooing everybody back to their seats and I couldn't see."

"Easy. You can get a little plastic tube with a central composition shield dividing it into two compartments. In one compartment you have a free acid, in the other a different acid enclosed in a glass tube. All you have to do is to crush the tube, break the glass, drop the tube in your chosen spot, walk away and after a predetermined time the acid that was in the glass eats through the shield, meets the other acid and starts a fire. It's been used hundreds of times, especially in war-time sabotage. If you're an arsonist looking for a cast-iron alibi and want to be five miles away when the fire starts, it's the perfect answer."

"Because by knowing who was there, we might find out who wasn't."

"It's no good." She shook her head. "I was in the galley most of the time, getting the meal ready."

"Can you remember who went in there, say, any time up to an hour beforehand?"

"Are you sure?"

"That seems to cut him out," I said thoughtfully. "And reduce the number of suspects-though, I suppose, he could still have got an accomplice to plant the acid tube." Then, suddenly, I had what was, for me, an inspiration. "Tell me, Miss Ross, did anyone ask you earlier in the evening when dinner would be?"

"You bet there was. Can you remember who went there?"

"I don't know. What-why do you ask?"

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