The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer:|
offices and the servants' quarters, I take it?"
"Then send someone to make my business known the Major-General's
housekeeper; I want to examine those stairs."
Singular though my friend's proceedings appeared to me, I had ceased
to wonder at anything. Since Nayland Smith's arrival at my rooms I
seemed to have been moving through the fitful phases of a nightmare.
My friend's account of how he came by the wound in his arm;
the scene on our arrival at the house of Sir Crichton Davey;
the secretary's story of the dying man's cry, "The red hand!";
the hidden perils of the study; the wail in the lane--
The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu