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He took off his tweed cap and twisted it round and round in his fingers. His wife, Mary, lit up a cigarette and Hamish sniffed the air longingly. He had given up smoking two months ago and wondered if the sharp desire for nicotine would ever leave him. Priscilla Halburton-Smythe disapproved of smoking. Hamish filled the teapot with boiling water and tipped some of the biscuits from the packet on the table onto a plate. ” “It’s like this,” said John Sinclair. “My faither lives outside the town on the road to Lochdubh, not far, about a mile up the road, say.

But leave that dog outside. There’s an old kennel at the back. It can sleep there. ” Hamish told Towser to stay and followed the sergeant into the house. The sergeant led the way through to the extension. “Here’s the desk, and don’t you mess up my filing system. And there’s the keys to the cell. You’ll have trouble wi’ Sandy Carmichael of a Saturday. ” asked Hamish mildly. “Waste o’ public money. Just strap him down on the bunk and let him rave away until morning. ” Hamish loped behind the bustling policeman.

Mainwaring,” said Hamish. ” John Sinclair had a typically Sutherland type of face, high cheek-bones and intense blue eyes that slanted at the corners in an almost oriental way. Those eyes went blank. “Och, I wouldnae bother yourself with the crabbit auld man,” said Mary Sinclair, speaking for the first time. She was a small, fat woman with dyed blonde hair cut in what Hamish was already beginning to think of as the Cnothan cut, short and chrysanthemum-like, a style which had been fashionable in the fifties.

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