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ElleryQueen螺旋楼梯e书架TheTragedyofXBarnabyRossakaElleryQueenWelcometoVisithttp:shoptaobaocomhttp:tankongfzcombookTheTragedyofX双重密室ACTITHEHAMLETTUESDAY,SEPTEMBER,:AMBelow,shimmeringinabluehaze,wastheHudsonRiver,awhitesailscuddedbyaplacidsteamboatwaddledupstreamTheautomobilepusheditswayalongthenarrowwindingroad,risingsteadilyItstwopassengerslookedoutandupFarabove,framedincloud,wereunbelievablemedievalturrets,stoneramparts,crenelatedbattlements,aqueerlyancientchurchspireItsneedlepointroseoutofasturdyforestofgreenThetwolookedateachother“I’mbeginningtofeelliketheConnecticutYankee,”saidone,shiveringslightlyTheother,largeandsquare,growled:“Knightsinarmor,hey”ThecarslammedtoastopataquaintrudebridgeFromathatchedhutnearbysteppedaruddylittleoldmanHepointedwordlesslyataswingingwoodensignabovethedoorwhichsaid,inoldEnglishcharacters:NoTrespassingTheHamletElleryQueen螺旋楼梯e书架Thelargesquaremanleanedoutoftheautomobilewindowandyelled:“WewanttoseeDruryLane!”“Yes,sir”Thelittleoldmanhoppedforward“Andyouradmissioncards,gentlemen”ThevisitorsstaredandthefirstmanshruggedThelargemansaidsharply:“MrLaneexpectsus”“Oh”ThebridgemasterscratchedhisgraypollanddisappearedintohishutHereturnedinamoment,briskly“Ibegyourpardon,gentlemenThisway”Hescuttledforwardtothebridge,manipulatedacreakingirongate,stoodbackThecarrolledoverthebridge,pickingupspeedonacleangravelroadTheTragedyofX双重密室SceneAshortdrivethroughthegreenoakforestandthecaremergedintoaspaciousclearingThecastle,asleepinggiant,sprawledbeforethem,stakedtotheHudsonhillsbypunygranitewallsAmassiveironhaspeddoorswungbackgroaningfromthewallasthecarapproached,andanotheroldmanstoodaside,tuggingathiscapandsmilingcheerfullyTheywereonanotherroadwindingthroughariotofcultivatedgardens,guardedfromthedrivewaybymathematicallyprecisehedgesandpunctuatedbyyewtreesTorightandleft,offsidelanes,gabledcottagesrosefromthegardens,dippingintogentleswaleslikehousesoutoffairylandInthecenterofaflowergardennearbywaterdrippedfromastoneAriel…TheycameatlasttothestrongholditselfAgain,ontheirElleryQueen螺旋楼梯e书架approach,anoldmananticipatedtheircomingandamonstrousdrawbridgeclankedforwardoverthesparklingwatersofamoatTheimmenseoakandirondoorbeyondthedrawbridge,twentyfeethigh,openedontheinstant,anastonishinglyrubicundlittlemanattiredintwinklingliverystoodthere,bowingandsmilingandscrapingasifhewereenjoyingavastsecretjestThevisitors,eyeswidewithamazement,scrambledfromtheirvehicleandthunderedacrosstheironbridge“DistrictAttorneyBrunoInspectorThummThisway,please”ThepotbelliedoldservitorrepeatedhiscalisthenicwelcomeandtrudgedcheerfullybeforethemintothesixteenthcenturyTheystoodinamanorialhallofavastyawesomenessHugelybeamedceilingsWinkingmetalarmoredknightsPeggedoldpiecesOnthefarthestwall,dominatingeventhatValhalla,leeredagargantuanmaskofComedyandontheoppositewallfrownedatwinmaskofTragedy,theywerecarvedoutoftimebittenoakBetweenthem,fromtheceiling,hungaprodigiouscandelabraofwroughtiron,itsgiantcandlesoutwardlyinnocentofelectricalwiringOutofadoorsetinthefarthestwallnowsteppedaqueerfigurefromthepast,ahunchbackedancientbald,bewhiskered,wrinkled,wearingatatteredleatherapronlikeablacksmithTheDistrictAttorneyandInspectorThummlookedateachotherandtheInspectormuttered:“Aretheyalloldmen”Theoldhunchbackcamesprylyforwardtogreetthem“Goodday,gentlemenWelcometoTheHamlet”Hespokeinclippedandcreakingtones,grotesquelyasifhewereunaccustomedtospeakingatallHeturnedtotheoldmaninliveryandsaid:“Whisht,Falstaff,”andDistrictAttorneyBrunoopenedhisTheTragedyofX双重密室wideeyesevenwider“Falstaff”hegroaned“Why,it’ssimplyimpossibleThatcan’tbehisname!”Thehunchbackruffledhiswhiskers“No,sirHeusedtobeJakePinna,theactorButthat’swhatMrDrurycallshimThisway,please”HeconductedthembackacrosstheboomingfloortothesamelittleportalfromwhichhehadcomeHetouchedthewall,thedoorslidopenAnelevatorinthiscourtierhauntedplace!Shakingtheirheads,theyenteredthecubiclefollowedbytheirguideTheywerewhiskedupward,theelevatorsoftlystopped,anotherlittledoorpoppedopenatonce,andthehunchbacksaid:“MrLane’sprivateapartments”Massive,massive,oldEverythingwasoldandflavoredandredolentofElizabethanEnglandLeatherandoak,oakandstoneInafireplacetwelvefeetwide,toppedbyasolidbeambronzedbyageandsmoke,asmallfirewasburningBruno,hisbrowneyesalert,wassuddenlygratefulfortheheat,theairwasslightlychillTheysankintogreatoldchairsattheirguide’sgnomishgesture,crossingglancesofwonderTheancientstoodverystillnearthewall,graspinghisbeard,thenhestirredandsaid,quiteclearly:“MrDruryLane”Involuntarilythetwomenrose,atallmanstoodregardingthemfromthethresholdThehunchbackwasbobbinghisheadnow,aweirdgrinonhisleatheryoldfaceInspiteofthemselves,andtotheirownhelplessconsternation,theDistrictAttorneyandtheInspectorfoundthemselvesbowingtooMrDruryLanestrodeintotheroomandextendedapaleElleryQueen螺旋楼梯e书架muscularhand“GentlemenI’mdelightedPleasesitdown”Brunolookeddeeplyintograygreeneyesofutterquietude,hebegantospeakandwasstartledtoobservetheeyesdropsharplytohisownlips“GoodofyoutoreceiveInspectorThummandmyself,MrLane,”hemurmured“Wewell,wedon’tknowquitewhattosayYouhaveanamazingestate,sir”“Amazingatfirstglance,MrBruno,butonlybecauseitpresentstothetwentiethcenturyeye,surfeitedwithsevereangles,ananachronisticquaintness”Theactor’svoicewasserene,likehiseyes,butricher,itseemedtoBruno,thananyvoicehehadeverheardbefore“Oncloseracquaintanceyouwillgrowtoloveit,asIdoTheHamlet,oneofmycolleaguesoncesaid,isabackdrop,asceniceffectwiththeprosceniumarchoftheselovelyhillsasaframeButformeitlivesandbreathes,achunkoutofthebestofoldEnglandQuacey!”Thehunchbacksteppedtotheactor’ssideLane’shandstrayedtotheancient’shump“Gentlemen,thisisQuacey,myinseparablefamiliarand,Iassureyou,ageniusHehasbeenmymakeupmanforfortyyears”QuaceybobbedagainandinsomemannermysteriouslywarmthetwovisitorssensedthelinkofmellowkinshipbetweenthesecompletelyantitypicalindividualsSoBrunoandThummbegantospeakatonce,andLane’seyesflickeredfromthelipsofonetothelipsoftheother,andtheexpressionlesslinesofhisfacecurvedintothemerestsmile“Separately,pleaseIamquitedeaf,youseeIcanreadonlyonepairoflipsatatimealatterdayaccomplishmentofwhichIamveryvain”TheystammeredapologiesandwhiletheysettledthemselvesTheTragedyofX双重密室intheirchairsLanepulledanother,surelythegreatgrandfatherofalloldchairs,frombeforethefireandsatdownfacingthemInspectorThummnoticedthatLanehadsethischairsothatthefirelightfellonhisvisitors’faces,leavinghisownfeaturesinshadowQuaceyhadeffacedhimself,outofthecornerofhiseyeThummbarelysawthathewascrouched,motionless,agnarledbrowngargoyle,inachairagainstthefarthestwallBrunoclearedhisthroat“InspectorThummandIbothfeel,MrLane,thatwe’represumingabitincomingtoyouthiswayIshouldneverhavesentmytelegram,ofcourse,ifyouhadn’tsolvedtheCramercaseforusinthatreallyastoundingletterofyours”“Scarcelyastoundinginitsessence,MrBruno”Theslowresonantvoicecamefromthedepthsofthecoronalchair“MyactionisnotentirelyunprecedentedYouwillrecalltheseriesoflettersEdgarAllanPoesenttotheNewYorknewspapersofferingasolutionoftheMaryRogersmurderThetruth,itseemedtomeonanalysisoftheCramercase,wasobscuredbythreefactswhichhadnothingatalltodowiththesolutionUnfortunately,yougentlemenwentoffonthesetangentsYouwishedtoconsultmeontheLongstreetmurder”“Areyousure,MrLane,thattheInspectorandIWell,weknowhowbusyyouare”“Ishallneverbetoobusytodabbleinthemostelementalformofdrama,MrBruno”Thevoicewascolorednowwiththefaintestanimation“ItwasonlyaftermyforcedretirementfromthestagethatIbegantorealizehowtheatricallifeitselfcanbeTheboardsarerestrictive,crampingThecreaturesofaplayare,inMercutio’sevaluationofdreams,ElleryQueen螺旋楼梯e书架‘childrenofanidlebrainbegotofnothingbutvainfantasy’”ThevisitorsstirredatthemagicthathadleapedintoLane’svoice“Creaturesoflife,however,intheirmomentsofpassionpresentthelargeraspectsofdramaTheycanneverbe‘asthinofsubstanceastheairandmoreinconstantthanthewind’”“Isee,”saidtheDistrictAttorneyslowly“IseenowYes,it’squiteclearnow”“CrimethecrimeofviolenceinducedbymasteringemotionisthehighestrefinementofthehumandramaMurderisitsownpeculiarclimaxAllmylife,incompanywithmydistinguishedbrothersandsistersofthefraternity”hesmiledsadly“Modjeska,EdwinBooth,AdaRehan,andallthosegloriousothersIhavebeeninterpretingsyntheticemotionalclimaxesNowIintendifIcantointerprettherealthingIthinkIcanbringtothispursuitaratheruniqueequipmentIhavemurderedonthestagecountlesstimes,emotionallyIhavesufferedtheagonyofplotting,thetortureofconscienceIhavebeen,amongothersperhapslessnoble,Macbeth,andIhavebeenHamletAnd,likeachildviewingasimplewonderforthefirsttime,IhavejustrealizedthattheworldisfullofMacbethsandHamletsTrite,buttrue“Fromobeyingthejerkofthemaster’sstrings,Inowhavetheimpulsetopullthestringsmyself,inagreaterauthorshipthancreateddramaEverythingfitssonicely,evenmyunfortunateaffliction”aleanfingertouchedhisear“hascontrivedtosharpenmypowersofconcentrationIhaveonlytoclosemyeyesandIaminaworldwithoutsoundandthereforewithoutphysicaldisturbance”InspectorThummlookedbewildered,heseemedimmersedinanemotionforeigntohispracticalnatureHeblinkedandTheTragedyofX双重密室wonderedifthiswasandscoffedinwardlyheroworship“YouseewhatImean,”thevoicedroveon“IhaveunderstandingIhavebackgroundIhaveinsightIhaveobservationIhaveconcentrationIlayclaimtodeductiveanddetectivepowers”BrunocoughedThosedisturbingeyesfastenedthemselvesonhislips“I’mafraid,MrLane,I’mafraidthatourlittleproblemisquitebeneaththewell,thedignityofyourdetectiveambitionsIt’sreallyjustaplaincaseofmurder”“I’mdisposedtothinkthatIhaven’tmademyselfclear”Thevoicewasbrimmingwithhumornow“‘Aplaincaseofmurder,’MrBrunoButexactly!WhyshouldIrequireafantasticone”“Well,”saidInspectorThummsuddenly,“plainorfancy,it’sapuzzler,andMrBrunothoughtyou’dbeinterestedDidyoureadthenewspaperstoriesonthecase”“YesButthey’reconfusedandmeaninglessIprefertoapproachtheproblemwithanunetchedperceptionPleasegivemeascrupulouslydetailedaccount,InspectorDescribethepeopleinvolvedRelatethesurroundingcircumstances,nomatterhowapparentlyirrelevantorinsignificantInaword,tellmeeverything”BrunoandThummexchangedglances,BrunonoddedandInspectorThumm’suglyfacescreweditselfintoanarrativeexpressionThevastwallsfadedawayThefire,asifoperatedbyacosmicrheostat,dimmedAndTheHamlet,MrDruryLane,thetangofoldthingsandoldtimesandoldpeoplefusedandweresubmergedunderthegrufftonesoftheInspectorElleryQueen螺旋楼梯e书架SceneASUITEINTHEHOTELGRANTFRIDAY,SEPTEMBER,:PMOnthepreviousFridayafternoon(ranthestoryfromthefactsrelatedbyInspectorThummandinterpolationsoccasionallycontributedbytheDistrictAttorney),twopeoplesatcloselyembracedinthesittingroomofasuiteattheHotelGrant,steelandconcretehostelryonthecornerofFortySecondStreetandEighthAvenue,inNewYorkTheyweremanandwomantheman,HarleyLongstreet,tall,middleaged,ofpowerfulbodyravagedbyyearsofdissipation,unhealthilycrimsonface,dressedinroughtweeds,thewoman,TheTragedyofX双重密室CherryBrowne,musicalcomedystar,abrunettewithLatinfeatures,blackflashingeyes,archedlips,awomanboldandpassionateLongstreetkissedherwithwetlipsandshecuddledinhisarms“Ihopetheynevercome”“Soyouliketheoldboy’slovin’”Themandisengagedhimselfandflexedhismuscleswiththeprideoftheathleticmalegonetoseed“They’llcome,thoughthey’llbehereWhenItellJohnnyDeWitttojump,believeme,sisterhejumps!”“Butwhydraghimherewiththatfrostybunchofhisiftheydon’twanttocome”“BecauseIliketoseetheoldbuzzardsquirmHehatesmyguts,andIloveitTohellwithhim”Hedumpedthewomanunceremoniouslyfromhislap,crossedtheroom,andpouredhimselfadrinkfromoneofanarrayofbottlesonasideboardThewomanwatchedhimwithfelinelaziness“Sometimes,”shesaid,“Ican’tfigureyououtWhatyougetoutoftormentinghimisbeyondme”Sheshruggedherwhiteshoulders“Well,that’syouraffairDrinkhearty!”Longstreetgrunted,threwhisheadfarback,pouredthedrinkdownhisthroatForthefractionofaninstanthisheadremainedthatwaywhentheactresscontinuedinanindifferentvoice:“IsMrsDeWittcoming,too”Hetossedthewhiskyglasstothesideboard“WhynotNowdon’tgoharpingonheragain,CherryI’vetoldyouahundredtimesthere’snothingbetweenusandthereneverwas”“NotthatIcare”Shelaughed“Butitwouldbejustlikeyoutostealhiswife,tooWhoelseiscoming”Hegrimaced“AprizebunchGod,howIlovetoseeDeWittElleryQueen螺旋楼梯e书架pullthatlongpiousfaceofhis!There’shissidekickoutinWestEnglewood,thisfellowAhearnregularoldwoman,alwayscomplainingabouthisbellyBelly!”heregardedhisownslightpaunchinablearyway“Thesestraightlivingpreachersalwaysseemtohavefloatingguts,noneofthatforLongie,darling!Thenthere’slittleJeanneDeWitt,andshehatesme,too,andherdaddy’llmakehercome,anditwillbeonesweetpartyEspeciallywhenherFrankMerriwellboyfriend,KitLord,showsup”“Why,he’sanawfullyniceboy,Harl”Longstreetglared“SureNiceboyHe’saprig,that’swhatheisNoseybusybodyCan’tstandthatmilkfacedkidaroundtheofficeIshouldhavemadeDeWittkickhimoutthattimeOh,well”Hesighed“Thenthere’sanotherhe’llgiveyoualaughASwisscheeseeater”Helaughedunpleasantly“LouisImperialeI’vetoldyouabouthimFriendofDeWitt’sintheStatesonbusinessAnd,ofcourse,MikeCollins”Cherryjumpedupatthesoundofabuzzerandhurriedtothedoor“Pollux,oldtimer!Comein!”Thearrival,aflashilydressed,oldishmanwithadarkface,carefullypomadedthinninghair,andasharplywaxedmustache,puthisarmsaroundthewomanLongstreetstruggledtohisfeetandmadeathreateningnoiseinhisthroatCherryBrowneblushed,pushedthenewcomeraway,andbegantofusswithherhair“RemembermyoldpalPollux”Hervoicewasgay“Pollux,theGreatPollux,MasterMindReaderoftheAgeonthetwoadayShakehands,youtwo”TheTragedyofX双重密室PolluxlimplycompliedandmadeatonceforthesideboardLongstreetshruggedandreturnedtohischair,butroseimmediatelyasthebuzzersoundedagainandCherryopenedthedoortoadmitasmallpartyofpeopleAlittleslendermiddleagedmanwithgrayhairandabrushgraymustachecameinfirst,hesitantlyLongstreet’sfacebrightened,hestrodeforward,exudingcordialityHeboomedgreetings,squeezedthelittleman’shandJohnODeWittcoloredandhalfclosedhiseyeswithpainandnauseaPhysicalopposites,theywereinstrikingcontrast:DeWittreserved,linedwithworry,andapparentlyinaconstantstateoffluctuatingdeterminationandapprehension,Longstreetheavy,assured,arrogant,masterfulDeWittshrankfromLongstreetasthebigmanbrushedbyhimtoreceivetheothermembersoftheparty“Fern!Thisisanicesurprise”ThistoafadedstoutishwomanofSpanishtype,withthebaresttracesofavanishedbeautyonherlacqueredface,DeWitt’swifeJeanneDeWitt,apetitebrownishmaid,noddedcoldly,shepressedclosertoherescort,ChristopherLord,atallblondyoungmanLongstreetignoredhimcompletelyandpumpedthehandsofAhearnandImperiale,amiddleagedLatinoflargephysiquemeticulouslydressed“Mike!”LongstreetboundedforwardandclappedthebackofabroadmanwhohadjustslouchedthroughthedoorMichaelCollinswasabrawnyIrishmanwithporcineeyesandanapparentlyfixedexpressionofhostilityHegruntedagreetingandeyedtheothersdangerouslyLongstreetgraspedhisarm,hiseyesglittered“Nowdon’tcrabthisparty,Mike,”hewhisperedhoarsely“ItoldyouI’dgetDeWitttofixthingsupGooverElleryQueen螺旋楼

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