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By Rex Stout

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When a bomb kills his favourite waiter from his favourite eating place, sedentary sleuth and gourmet Nero Wolfe is set to visit any size to discover the killer.

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Hans,” said Hungertobel, “I don’t understand you.

For a moment the old man thought that he had had enough vodka, but finally he, too, drank. The room spun around for a moment, Gulliver re­ minded him of a giant bat. Then the room stood still again, only it was a little bit crooked. But that he could take in his stride. “ You knew Nehle,” said Barlach. The giant replied, “ I had dealings with him occa­ sionally,” and occupied himself with his vodka. Then he started to talk, but now no longer in his former cold, clear voice, but in a strangely singing tone, which became more marked when what he said was ironic or sarcastic, but which was sometimes nevertheless soft and tempered.

I have in the course of my travels through the vari­ ous camps taken a close look at the torturers, and I know the types. Nehle was quite outstanding in his field. He did not participate in the brutalities of the others. I must ad­ mit that he helped the prisoners as much as this was pos­ sible—and as far as help could have a purpose in a camp the only purpose of which was extermination. He was terrifying in a different sense than the other doctors, Commissar. His experiments were not outstanding for their heightened torture.

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