Labours Of Hercules By Agatha Christie

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Unformatted text preview: uot;I think it's the Russian woman — but we've no evidence. A few weeks ago we thought we were getting somewhere. Varesco went to the Golconda place, picked up some stones there and went straight from there to Hell. Stevens was watching him, 443 but he didn't actually see him pass the stuff. When Varesco left we picked him up — the stones weren't on him. We raided the club, rounded up everybody! Result, no stones, no dope!" "A fiasco, in fact?" Japp winced. "You're telling me! Might have got in a bit of a jam, but luckily in the round up we got Peverel (you know, the Battersea murderer). Pure luck, he was supposed to have got away to Scotland. One of our smart sergeants spotted him from his photos. So all's well that ends well — kudos for us — terrific boost for the club — it's been more packed than ever since!" Poirot said: "But it does not advance the dope inquiry. There is, perhaps, a place of concealment on the premises ?" "Must be. But we couldn't find it. Went over the place with a toothcomb. And between you and me, there's been an unofficial search as well — " he winked. "Strictly on the QT. Spot of breaking and entering. Not a success, our 'unofficial' man nearly got torn to pieces by that ruddy great dog! It sleeps on the premises." 444 "Aha, Cerberus ?" "Yes. Silly name for a dog -- to call it after a packet of salt." "Cerberus," murmured Poirot thoughtfully. "Suppose you try your hand at it, Poirot," suggested Japp. "It's a pretty problem and worth doing. I hate the drug racket, destroys people body and soul. That really is Hell if you like!" Poirot murmured meditatively: "It would round off things--yes. Do you know what the twelfth labour of Hercules was ?" "No idea." ^The Capture of Cerberus. It is appropriate, is it not ?" "Don't know what you're talking about, old man, but remember: ^Dog eats Man9 is news." And Japp leaned back roaring with laughter. "I wish to speak to you with the utmost seriousness," said Poirot. The hour was early, the Club as yet nearly e...
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