To rush into explanations is always a sign of weakness.
A murderer is seldom content with one crime.
Don't go, said Cedric. Murder has made you practically one of the family.
I came across a man in Belgium once, a very famous detective, and he quite inflamed me. He was a marvellous little fellow. He used to say that all good detective work was a mere matter of method. My system is based on his—though of course I have progressed rather further. He was a funny little man, a great dandy, but wonderfully clever.
Business is based on the well-known principle of supply and demand. You want something, the other man has it. The only thing left to settle is the price.
It was due to his tact, to his judgment, to his sympathetic manipulation of human beings that the atmosphere had always been such a happy one... If there was a change, therefore, the change must be due to the man at the top.