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Confound it! Why, i have even forgotten his identify now ! Monsieur . . . Monsieur . . . yet absolutely you are going to keep in mind him. he is the person who your puppy Pluto obeys so effectively. ' 'Ah definite, monsieur ! i do know who you suggest ; it truly is Monsieur Victor. ' "Yes, that is it, to a T. Monsieur Victor! I should not disregard back. incidentally, what does he do, this Monsieur Victor ? ' 'He's a operating jeweller, monsieur. He was once an outstanding pal of Monsieur Monistrol's, they usually used to interact prior to M Monistrol arrange in company. that is why M Victor can do something he likes with Pluto. ' 'Ah ! Then, if so, probably you could inform me the place this The Little previous guy ofBatignolles a hundred and fifty five Monsieur Victor lives ? ' 'Certainly i will, monsieur ; he lives at No. 23 Rue du Roi Dore, within the Marais. ' The bad lady was once doubtless extremely joyful in an effort to provide all this knowledge; however it was once now not and not using a pang that I heard her solution during this trusting demeanour, unconsciously betraying the key which her mistress needs to carry as pricey as existence itself. M Mechinet's was once a extra hardened nature, even though; and much from being touched by means of this involuntary treachery, he grimly indulged in a stroke of sarcasm. 'Thanks,' stated he, as he became to depart the store. 'Thanks ; you could have simply rendered your mistress a really nice provider certainly, and he or she may be particularly proud of you. ' Then, with a laugh, he opened the door, and we walked out into the road. 12 My first impulse used to be to rush off to the Rue du Roi Dor£, and recognize this fellow Victor, who, it appears that evidently adequate was once the genuine assassin ; yet M Mechinet damped my enthusiasm with the comment : 'And the legislations ! do not you recognize that we're powerless to behave, as long as we're with no warrant ? We needs to firstly, visit the Palais de Justice, and interview the investigating Justice of the Peace. ' 'But think we meet Madame Monistrol there ? ' I requested. 'If she sees us, she's going to definitely warn her partner. ' 'Perhaps so,' retorted M Mechinet, with undisguised bitterness ; 'perhaps so. The offender could break out, just because we need to struggle through such a lot of irksome formalities. nonetheless, i would maybe parry the blow. even though, allow us to make haste. Come, stretch out your legs. ' anxiousness and desire of luck lent unheard of pace to either one of us, and 1 / 4 of an hour afterwards we have been scrambling up the staircase of the Palais de Justice. The places of work occupied by way of the investigating magistrates speak with an extended gallery, the place numerous attendants are always stationed to respond to all inquiries. 'Can you inform me,' requested M Mechinet, in a breathless voice; 'can you inform me if the Justice of the Peace who has to house the homicide of the little previous guy of Batignolles is in his workplace? ' 'Yes, he is,' responded one of many attendants; 'but he has a witness with him simply now - a tender lady wearing black. ' 'That has to be Madame Monistrol,' whispered the detective in my ear; after which, turning back to the attendant, he extra aloud : 'You 156 nice Detective tales comprehend who i'm, so simply provide me a pen and a slip of paper, that i could write a be aware to the Justice of the Peace.