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datatime: 2022-09-25 12:34:59 Author:vqQndMbo

"Don't worry," I said. "I'm not going to. It wouldn't cost me enough. And it would cost somebody else too much."

"A cheap shyster," I said. "Well, what would you expect. I don't have any brothers or sisters to sell out. So I sell out my clients."

She stood away from the chair and took a couple of steps backward. Then suddenly she giggled.

"A cheap shyster," I said. "Well, what would you expect. I don't have any brothers or sisters to sell out. So I sell out my clients."

"I could tell the police," she whispered. "I could tell them a lot of things. They'd believe me."

"I could tell them who shot Steelgrave," I said. "Because I know who didn't. They might believe me."

I didn't say anything. I relit my pipe.

"You had one thing to sell," I said. "You knew where Orrin was. To Steelgrave that information was worth a grand. Easy. It's a question of connecting up evidence. You wouldn't understand. Steelgrave went down there and killed him. He paid you the money for the address."

She stood rigid and glaring. I finished my tearing-up job and lit the scraps of paper in the tray.

"Leila told him," she said in a faraway voice.

"Leila told me she told him," I said. "If necessary Leila would tell the world she told him. Just as she would tell the world she killed Steelgrave-if that was the only way out. Leila is a sort of free-and-easy Hollywood babe that doesn't have very good morals. But when it comes to bedrock guts-she has what it takes. She's not the icepick type. And she's not the blood-money type."

"Blood money," I said quietly. "Your own brother. And you set him up so they could kill him. A thousand dollars blood money. I hope you'll be happy with it."

"Don't worry," I said. "I'm not going to. It wouldn't cost me enough. And it would cost somebody else too much."

The telephone rang and she jumped a foot. I turned and reached for it and put my face against it and said, "Hello."

Suddenly she spoke rapidly. "I couldn't give you this money I have, really I couldn't. We-well mother and I owe money still on account of father and the house isn't clear and-"

"Leila told him," she said in a faraway voice.

"Leila told him," she said in a faraway voice.

"I never thought you were a crook," she said with dignity.

I didn't say anything. I relit my pipe.

She stopped dead, frozen in a kind of horror. I started to tear the pictures up into strips. I grinned at her.

She stopped dead, frozen in a kind of horror. I started to tear the pictures up into strips. I grinned at her.

The small head jerked up. The light glinted on the glasses. There were no eyes behind them.

"I could tell them who shot Steelgrave," I said. "Because I know who didn't. They might believe me."

"What did you sell Steelgrave for the grand?"

"You had one thing to sell," I said. "You knew where Orrin was. To Steelgrave that information was worth a grand. Easy. It's a question of connecting up evidence. You wouldn't understand. Steelgrave went down there and killed him. He paid you the money for the address."

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