And that very same evening - that very same evening - Lord Edgware dies. Good title that, by the way. Lord Edgware Dies. Look well on a book stall.
I have often had occasion to notice how, where a direct question would fail to elicit a response, a false assumption brings instant information in the form of a contradiction.
I believe, Messieurs, in loyalty---to one's friends and one's family and one's caste.
This book is dedicated to the many readers in this and in other countries who write to me asking: ‘What has happened to Tommy and Tuppence? What are they doing now?' My best wishes to you all, and I hope you will enjoy meeting Tommy and Tuppence again, years older, but with spirit unquenched!
The truth, however ugly in itself, is always curious and beautiful to the seeker after it.
They have been in prison so long that, if the prison door stands open, they would no longer notice!