The Adventure of the Empty House – Part 6

Sentence 1:
Such were the circumstances of the Park Lane Mystery, which were further complicated by entire absence of motive, since, as I have said, young Adair was not known to have any enemy, and no attempt had been made to remove the money or valuables in the room.
Suppose a man had fired through the window, he would indeed be a remarkable shot who could with a revolver inflict so deadly a wound.
In the first place, no reason could be given why the young man should have fastened the door upon the inside.
Again, Park Lane is a frequented thoroughfare; there is a cab stand within a hundred yards of the house.
There was the possibility that the murderer had done this, and had afterwards escaped by the window.
No one had heard a shot.
A minute examination of the circumstances served only to make the case more complex.
t who could with a revolver inflict so deadly a wound. Again, Park Lane is a frequented thoroughfare; there is a cab stand within a hundred yards of the house. No one had heard a shot. And yet there was the dead man, and there the revolver bullet, which had mushroomed out, as soft-nosed bullets will, and so inflicted a wound which must have caused instantaneous death.
The drop was at least twenty feet, however, and a bed of crocuses in full bloom lay beneath.
But how did he come by his death?
Neither the flowers nor the earth showed any sign of having been disturbed, nor were there any marks upon the narrow strip of grass which separated the house from the road.
Apparently, therefore, it was the young man himself who had fastened the door.
No one could have climbed up to the window without leaving traces.
Sentence 2:
Such were the circumstances of the Park Lane Mystery, which were further complicated by entire absence of motive, since, as I have said, young Adair was not known to have any enemy, and no attempt had been made to remove the money or valuables in the room.
Suppose a man had fired through the window, he would indeed be a remarkable shot who could with a revolver inflict so deadly a wound.
In the first place, no reason could be given why the young man should have fastened the door upon the inside.
Again, Park Lane is a frequented thoroughfare; there is a cab stand within a hundred yards of the house.
There was the possibility that the murderer had done this, and had afterwards escaped by the window.
No one had heard a shot.
A minute examination of the circumstances served only to make the case more complex.
t who could with a revolver inflict so deadly a wound. Again, Park Lane is a frequented thoroughfare; there is a cab stand within a hundred yards of the house. No one had heard a shot. And yet there was the dead man, and there the revolver bullet, which had mushroomed out, as soft-nosed bullets will, and so inflicted a wound which must have caused instantaneous death.
The drop was at least twenty feet, however, and a bed of crocuses in full bloom lay beneath.
But how did he come by his death?
Neither the flowers nor the earth showed any sign of having been disturbed, nor were there any marks upon the narrow strip of grass which separated the house from the road.
Apparently, therefore, it was the young man himself who had fastened the door.
No one could have climbed up to the window without leaving traces.
Sentence 3:
Such were the circumstances of the Park Lane Mystery, which were further complicated by entire absence of motive, since, as I have said, young Adair was not known to have any enemy, and no attempt had been made to remove the money or valuables in the room.
Suppose a man had fired through the window, he would indeed be a remarkable shot who could with a revolver inflict so deadly a wound.
In the first place, no reason could be given why the young man should have fastened the door upon the inside.
Again, Park Lane is a frequented thoroughfare; there is a cab stand within a hundred yards of the house.
There was the possibility that the murderer had done this, and had afterwards escaped by the window.
No one had heard a shot.
A minute examination of the circumstances served only to make the case more complex.
t who could with a revolver inflict so deadly a wound. Again, Park Lane is a frequented thoroughfare; there is a cab stand within a hundred yards of the house. No one had heard a shot. And yet there was the dead man, and there the revolver bullet, which had mushroomed out, as soft-nosed bullets will, and so inflicted a wound which must have caused instantaneous death.
The drop was at least twenty feet, however, and a bed of crocuses in full bloom lay beneath.
But how did he come by his death?
Neither the flowers nor the earth showed any sign of having been disturbed, nor were there any marks upon the narrow strip of grass which separated the house from the road.
Apparently, therefore, it was the young man himself who had fastened the door.
No one could have climbed up to the window without leaving traces.
Sentence 4:
Such were the circumstances of the Park Lane Mystery, which were further complicated by entire absence of motive, since, as I have said, young Adair was not known to have any enemy, and no attempt had been made to remove the money or valuables in the room.
Suppose a man had fired through the window, he would indeed be a remarkable shot who could with a revolver inflict so deadly a wound.
In the first place, no reason could be given why the young man should have fastened the door upon the inside.
Again, Park Lane is a frequented thoroughfare; there is a cab stand within a hundred yards of the house.
There was the possibility that the murderer had done this, and had afterwards escaped by the window.
No one had heard a shot.
A minute examination of the circumstances served only to make the case more complex.
t who could with a revolver inflict so deadly a wound. Again, Park Lane is a frequented thoroughfare; there is a cab stand within a hundred yards of the house. No one had heard a shot. And yet there was the dead man, and there the revolver bullet, which had mushroomed out, as soft-nosed bullets will, and so inflicted a wound which must have caused instantaneous death.
The drop was at least twenty feet, however, and a bed of crocuses in full bloom lay beneath.
But how did he come by his death?
Neither the flowers nor the earth showed any sign of having been disturbed, nor were there any marks upon the narrow strip of grass which separated the house from the road.
Apparently, therefore, it was the young man himself who had fastened the door.
No one could have climbed up to the window without leaving traces.
Sentence 5:
Such were the circumstances of the Park Lane Mystery, which were further complicated by entire absence of motive, since, as I have said, young Adair was not known to have any enemy, and no attempt had been made to remove the money or valuables in the room.
Suppose a man had fired through the window, he would indeed be a remarkable shot who could with a revolver inflict so deadly a wound.
In the first place, no reason could be given why the young man should have fastened the door upon the inside.
Again, Park Lane is a frequented thoroughfare; there is a cab stand within a hundred yards of the house.
There was the possibility that the murderer had done this, and had afterwards escaped by the window.
No one had heard a shot.
A minute examination of the circumstances served only to make the case more complex.
t who could with a revolver inflict so deadly a wound. Again, Park Lane is a frequented thoroughfare; there is a cab stand within a hundred yards of the house. No one had heard a shot. And yet there was the dead man, and there the revolver bullet, which had mushroomed out, as soft-nosed bullets will, and so inflicted a wound which must have caused instantaneous death.
The drop was at least twenty feet, however, and a bed of crocuses in full bloom lay beneath.
But how did he come by his death?
Neither the flowers nor the earth showed any sign of having been disturbed, nor were there any marks upon the narrow strip of grass which separated the house from the road.
Apparently, therefore, it was the young man himself who had fastened the door.
No one could have climbed up to the window without leaving traces.
Sentence 6:
Such were the circumstances of the Park Lane Mystery, which were further complicated by entire absence of motive, since, as I have said, young Adair was not known to have any enemy, and no attempt had been made to remove the money or valuables in the room.
Suppose a man had fired through the window, he would indeed be a remarkable shot who could with a revolver inflict so deadly a wound.
In the first place, no reason could be given why the young man should have fastened the door upon the inside.
Again, Park Lane is a frequented thoroughfare; there is a cab stand within a hundred yards of the house.
There was the possibility that the murderer had done this, and had afterwards escaped by the window.
No one had heard a shot.
A minute examination of the circumstances served only to make the case more complex.
t who could with a revolver inflict so deadly a wound. Again, Park Lane is a frequented thoroughfare; there is a cab stand within a hundred yards of the house. No one had heard a shot. And yet there was the dead man, and there the revolver bullet, which had mushroomed out, as soft-nosed bullets will, and so inflicted a wound which must have caused instantaneous death.
The drop was at least twenty feet, however, and a bed of crocuses in full bloom lay beneath.
But how did he come by his death?
Neither the flowers nor the earth showed any sign of having been disturbed, nor were there any marks upon the narrow strip of grass which separated the house from the road.
Apparently, therefore, it was the young man himself who had fastened the door.
No one could have climbed up to the window without leaving traces.
Sentence 7:
Such were the circumstances of the Park Lane Mystery, which were further complicated by entire absence of motive, since, as I have said, young Adair was not known to have any enemy, and no attempt had been made to remove the money or valuables in the room.
Suppose a man had fired through the window, he would indeed be a remarkable shot who could with a revolver inflict so deadly a wound.
In the first place, no reason could be given why the young man should have fastened the door upon the inside.
Again, Park Lane is a frequented thoroughfare; there is a cab stand within a hundred yards of the house.
There was the possibility that the murderer had done this, and had afterwards escaped by the window.
No one had heard a shot.
A minute examination of the circumstances served only to make the case more complex.
t who could with a revolver inflict so deadly a wound. Again, Park Lane is a frequented thoroughfare; there is a cab stand within a hundred yards of the house. No one had heard a shot. And yet there was the dead man, and there the revolver bullet, which had mushroomed out, as soft-nosed bullets will, and so inflicted a wound which must have caused instantaneous death.
The drop was at least twenty feet, however, and a bed of crocuses in full bloom lay beneath.
But how did he come by his death?
Neither the flowers nor the earth showed any sign of having been disturbed, nor were there any marks upon the narrow strip of grass which separated the house from the road.
Apparently, therefore, it was the young man himself who had fastened the door.
No one could have climbed up to the window without leaving traces.
Sentence 8:
Such were the circumstances of the Park Lane Mystery, which were further complicated by entire absence of motive, since, as I have said, young Adair was not known to have any enemy, and no attempt had been made to remove the money or valuables in the room.
Suppose a man had fired through the window, he would indeed be a remarkable shot who could with a revolver inflict so deadly a wound.
In the first place, no reason could be given why the young man should have fastened the door upon the inside.
Again, Park Lane is a frequented thoroughfare; there is a cab stand within a hundred yards of the house.
There was the possibility that the murderer had done this, and had afterwards escaped by the window.
No one had heard a shot.
A minute examination of the circumstances served only to make the case more complex.
t who could with a revolver inflict so deadly a wound. Again, Park Lane is a frequented thoroughfare; there is a cab stand within a hundred yards of the house. No one had heard a shot. And yet there was the dead man, and there the revolver bullet, which had mushroomed out, as soft-nosed bullets will, and so inflicted a wound which must have caused instantaneous death.
The drop was at least twenty feet, however, and a bed of crocuses in full bloom lay beneath.
But how did he come by his death?
Neither the flowers nor the earth showed any sign of having been disturbed, nor were there any marks upon the narrow strip of grass which separated the house from the road.
Apparently, therefore, it was the young man himself who had fastened the door.
No one could have climbed up to the window without leaving traces.
Sentence 9:
Such were the circumstances of the Park Lane Mystery, which were further complicated by entire absence of motive, since, as I have said, young Adair was not known to have any enemy, and no attempt had been made to remove the money or valuables in the room.
Suppose a man had fired through the window, he would indeed be a remarkable shot who could with a revolver inflict so deadly a wound.
In the first place, no reason could be given why the young man should have fastened the door upon the inside.
Again, Park Lane is a frequented thoroughfare; there is a cab stand within a hundred yards of the house.
There was the possibility that the murderer had done this, and had afterwards escaped by the window.
No one had heard a shot.
A minute examination of the circumstances served only to make the case more complex.
t who could with a revolver inflict so deadly a wound. Again, Park Lane is a frequented thoroughfare; there is a cab stand within a hundred yards of the house. No one had heard a shot. And yet there was the dead man, and there the revolver bullet, which had mushroomed out, as soft-nosed bullets will, and so inflicted a wound which must have caused instantaneous death.
The drop was at least twenty feet, however, and a bed of crocuses in full bloom lay beneath.
But how did he come by his death?
Neither the flowers nor the earth showed any sign of having been disturbed, nor were there any marks upon the narrow strip of grass which separated the house from the road.
Apparently, therefore, it was the young man himself who had fastened the door.
No one could have climbed up to the window without leaving traces.
Sentence 10:
Such were the circumstances of the Park Lane Mystery, which were further complicated by entire absence of motive, since, as I have said, young Adair was not known to have any enemy, and no attempt had been made to remove the money or valuables in the room.
Suppose a man had fired through the window, he would indeed be a remarkable shot who could with a revolver inflict so deadly a wound.
In the first place, no reason could be given why the young man should have fastened the door upon the inside.
Again, Park Lane is a frequented thoroughfare; there is a cab stand within a hundred yards of the house.
There was the possibility that the murderer had done this, and had afterwards escaped by the window.
No one had heard a shot.
A minute examination of the circumstances served only to make the case more complex.
t who could with a revolver inflict so deadly a wound. Again, Park Lane is a frequented thoroughfare; there is a cab stand within a hundred yards of the house. No one had heard a shot. And yet there was the dead man, and there the revolver bullet, which had mushroomed out, as soft-nosed bullets will, and so inflicted a wound which must have caused instantaneous death.
The drop was at least twenty feet, however, and a bed of crocuses in full bloom lay beneath.
But how did he come by his death?
Neither the flowers nor the earth showed any sign of having been disturbed, nor were there any marks upon the narrow strip of grass which separated the house from the road.
Apparently, therefore, it was the young man himself who had fastened the door.
No one could have climbed up to the window without leaving traces.
Sentence 11:
Such were the circumstances of the Park Lane Mystery, which were further complicated by entire absence of motive, since, as I have said, young Adair was not known to have any enemy, and no attempt had been made to remove the money or valuables in the room.
Suppose a man had fired through the window, he would indeed be a remarkable shot who could with a revolver inflict so deadly a wound.
In the first place, no reason could be given why the young man should have fastened the door upon the inside.
Again, Park Lane is a frequented thoroughfare; there is a cab stand within a hundred yards of the house.
There was the possibility that the murderer had done this, and had afterwards escaped by the window.
No one had heard a shot.
A minute examination of the circumstances served only to make the case more complex.
t who could with a revolver inflict so deadly a wound. Again, Park Lane is a frequented thoroughfare; there is a cab stand within a hundred yards of the house. No one had heard a shot. And yet there was the dead man, and there the revolver bullet, which had mushroomed out, as soft-nosed bullets will, and so inflicted a wound which must have caused instantaneous death.
The drop was at least twenty feet, however, and a bed of crocuses in full bloom lay beneath.
But how did he come by his death?
Neither the flowers nor the earth showed any sign of having been disturbed, nor were there any marks upon the narrow strip of grass which separated the house from the road.
Apparently, therefore, it was the young man himself who had fastened the door.
No one could have climbed up to the window without leaving traces.
Sentence 12:
Such were the circumstances of the Park Lane Mystery, which were further complicated by entire absence of motive, since, as I have said, young Adair was not known to have any enemy, and no attempt had been made to remove the money or valuables in the room.
Suppose a man had fired through the window, he would indeed be a remarkable shot who could with a revolver inflict so deadly a wound.
In the first place, no reason could be given why the young man should have fastened the door upon the inside.
Again, Park Lane is a frequented thoroughfare; there is a cab stand within a hundred yards of the house.
There was the possibility that the murderer had done this, and had afterwards escaped by the window.
No one had heard a shot.
A minute examination of the circumstances served only to make the case more complex.
t who could with a revolver inflict so deadly a wound. Again, Park Lane is a frequented thoroughfare; there is a cab stand within a hundred yards of the house. No one had heard a shot. And yet there was the dead man, and there the revolver bullet, which had mushroomed out, as soft-nosed bullets will, and so inflicted a wound which must have caused instantaneous death.
The drop was at least twenty feet, however, and a bed of crocuses in full bloom lay beneath.
But how did he come by his death?
Neither the flowers nor the earth showed any sign of having been disturbed, nor were there any marks upon the narrow strip of grass which separated the house from the road.
Apparently, therefore, it was the young man himself who had fastened the door.
No one could have climbed up to the window without leaving traces.
Sentence 13:
Such were the circumstances of the Park Lane Mystery, which were further complicated by entire absence of motive, since, as I have said, young Adair was not known to have any enemy, and no attempt had been made to remove the money or valuables in the room.
Suppose a man had fired through the window, he would indeed be a remarkable shot who could with a revolver inflict so deadly a wound.
In the first place, no reason could be given why the young man should have fastened the door upon the inside.
Again, Park Lane is a frequented thoroughfare; there is a cab stand within a hundred yards of the house.
There was the possibility that the murderer had done this, and had afterwards escaped by the window.
No one had heard a shot.
A minute examination of the circumstances served only to make the case more complex.
t who could with a revolver inflict so deadly a wound. Again, Park Lane is a frequented thoroughfare; there is a cab stand within a hundred yards of the house. No one had heard a shot. And yet there was the dead man, and there the revolver bullet, which had mushroomed out, as soft-nosed bullets will, and so inflicted a wound which must have caused instantaneous death.
The drop was at least twenty feet, however, and a bed of crocuses in full bloom lay beneath.
But how did he come by his death?
Neither the flowers nor the earth showed any sign of having been disturbed, nor were there any marks upon the narrow strip of grass which separated the house from the road.
Apparently, therefore, it was the young man himself who had fastened the door.
No one could have climbed up to the window without leaving traces.