A Pocket Full of Rye By Agatha Christie

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Unformatted text preview: A POCKET FULL OF RYE Mr. Rex Fortescue, a wealthy businessman, takes ill suddenly in his office and <ij dies shortly afterwards in hospital; the diagnosis is Toxine poisoning, a poison derived from the leaves and berries of the yew tree. Inspector Neale is put in charge of the investigations and arrives at "Yew Tree Lodge", the deceased's home. There are plenty of suspects in the family, each member having a motive. But the inspector's theories are sadly upset after Mrs. Fortescue and Gladys, her housemaid, are both found murdered. AGATHA CHRISTIE A POCKET FULL OF RYE Complete and Unabridged ^"o. Q ULVERSCROFT Leicester 125886 First published by Collins, London & Glasgow First Large Print Edition published 1964 Reprinted 1983 by arrangement with Collins, London & Glasgow and Dodd, Mead & Company, New York Copyright Agatha Christie 1953 British Library CIP Data Christie, Agatha A pocket full of rye.--Large print ed. (Ulverscroft large print series: mystery) I. Title 823'.912[F] PR6005.H66 ISBN 0-7089-1066-1 TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY -------------- TRAVELLING BRANCH Published by IF . A. Thorpe (Publishing) Ltd. Anstey, Leicestershire Printed and Bound in Great Britain by T. J. Press (Padstow) Ltd., Padstow, Cornwall JUN - 6 1984 For BRUCE INGRAM who liked and published my first short stories 1 IT was Miss Somers's turn to make the tea. Miss Somers was the newest and the most inefficient of the typists. She was no longer young and had a mild worried face like a sheep. The kettle was not quite boiling when Miss Somers poured the water on to the tea, but poor Miss Somers was never quite sure when a kettle was boiling. It was one of the many worries that afflicted her in life. She poured out the tea and took the cups round with a couple of limp, sweet biscuits in each saucer. Miss Griffith, the efficient head typist, a grey-haired martinet who had been with Consolidated Investments Trust for sixteen years, said sharply: "Water not boiling again, Somers!" and Miss Somers's worried meek face went pink and she said, "Oh dear, I did think it was boiling this time." Miss Griffith thought to herself. "She'll last for another month, perhaps, just while we're so busy . . . But really! The mess the silly idiot made of that letter to Eastern Developments--a perfectly straightforward job, and always so stupid over the tea. If it weren't so difficult to get hold of any intelligent typists--and the biscuit tin lid wasn't shut tightly last time, either. Really----" Like so many of Miss Griffith's indignant inner communings the sentence went unfinished. At that moment Miss Grosvenor sailed in to make Mr. Fortescue's sacred tea. Mr. Fortescue had different tea, and different china and special biscuits. Only the kettle and the water from the cloakroom tap were the same. But on this occasion, being Mr....
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