By John Dudley Ball
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I think he’s got guts,” he answered, looking at his chief. Then he changed his tone, as though the statement, in retrospect, had been too strong for him. ” “I thought he said he didn’t like to examine bodies,” Gillespie interjected. “I took that to mean that he didn’t like homicides,” Sam replied. ” The conversation was interrupted when Virgil Tibbs appeared in the doorway. ” Gillespie answered immediately. ” Tibbs nodded and disappeared. “There’s no soap or towels down there,” Sam reminded Gillespie.
I believe you know a Mr. ” Sam knew it wasn’t good, but he had started now, and couldn’t retreat. “Yes, we know Maestro Mantoli very well. ” Sam reached up and removed his uniform cap, ashamed that he had forgotten to do so until now. “Yes and no, Mr. ” Sam flushed. There was nothing for it now but to state the facts. ” Endicott rested his hand for a moment on the back of a chair and then sank into it, his eyes focused far away. “Enrico dead. ” Sam stood awkwardly still and waited for Endicott to recover himself.
I’ll escort Miss Mantoli,” he announced firmly. “Thank you,” Grace Endicott replied. Sam held the door open so that the girl could walk outside. Without speaking, Duena Mantoli led the way around the house and to the beginning of a little footpath on the opposite side from the entrance drive. It led down the hillside at a gentle angle for two or three hundred feet and ended at a little roofed lookout platform which Sam had not known was there. It was set in an indentation in the hillside so that it was screened from above and both sides, with a bench seat built at its rear so that anyone who wished to could sit there unobserved and look out over the Great Smokies.