That Affair Next Door

That Affair Next Door
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Green Anna Katharine. That Affair Next Door

BOOK I. MISS BUTTERWORTH'S WINDOW

I. A DISCOVERY

II. QUESTIONS

III. AMELIA DISCOVERS HERSELF

IV. SILAS VAN BURNAM

V "THIS IS NO ONE I KNOW."

VI. NEW FACTS

VII. MR. GRYCE DISCOVERS MISS AMELIA

VIII. THE MISSES VAN BURNAM

IX. DEVELOPMENTS

X. IMPORTANT EVIDENCE

XI. THE ORDER CLERK

XII. THE KEYS

XIII. HOWARD VAN BURNAM

XIV. A SERIOUS ADMISSION

XV. A RELUCTANT WITNESS

BOOK II. THE WINDINGS OF A LABYRINTH

XVI. COGITATIONS

XVII. BUTTERWORTH VERSUS GRYCE

XVIII. THE LITTLE PINCUSHION

XIX. A DECIDED STEP FORWARD

XX. MISS BUTTERWORTH'S THEORY

XXI. A SHREWD CONJECTURE

XXII. A BLANK CARD

XXIII. RUTH OLIVER

XXIV. A HOUSE OF CARDS

XXV "THE RINGS! WHERE ARE THE RINGS?"

XXVI. A TILT WITH MR. GRYCE

XXVII. FOUND

XXVIII. TAKEN ABACK

BOOK III. THE GIRL IN GRAY

XXIX. AMELIA BECOMES PEREMPTORY

XXX. THE MATTER AS STATED BY MR. GRYCE

XXXI. SOME FINE WORK

XXXII. ICONOCLASM

XXXIII "KNOWN, KNOWN, ALL KNOWN."

XXXIV. EXACTLY HALF-PAST THREE

XXXV. A RUSE

BOOK IV. THE END OF A GREAT MYSTERY

XXXVI. THE RESULT

XXXVII "TWO WEEKS!"

XXXVIII. A WHITE SATIN GOWN

XXXIX. THE WATCHFUL EYE

XL. AS THE CLOCK STRUCK

XLI. SECRET HISTORY

XLII. WITH MISS BUTTERWORTH'S COMPLIMENTS

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I am not an inquisitive woman, but when, in the middle of a certain warm night in September, I heard a carriage draw up at the adjoining house and stop, I could not resist the temptation of leaving my bed and taking a peep through the curtains of my window.

First: because the house was empty, or supposed to be so, the family still being, as I had every reason to believe, in Europe; and secondly: because, not being inquisitive, I often miss in my lonely and single life much that it would be both interesting and profitable for me to know.

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"I?" she repeated, her weak eyelids quivering for a moment as she tried to sustain my scrutiny. "How should I know? I came in with the policeman and haven't been any nearer than I now be. What makes you think I know anything about her? I'm only the scrub-woman, and don't even know the names of the family."

"I thought you seemed so very anxious," I explained, suspicious of her suspiciousness, which was of so sly and emphatic a character that it changed her whole bearing from one of fear to one of cunning in a moment.

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