s affairs. ● Well, he got it out of me, I guess.▓ He knew so much that he could easily ▓pump the balance. What did he sa▓y Nothing much.He kept nodding h●is head, as though he knew it ▓all beforehand.What do you make o●f it, anyhow The curiosity of an idle mi▓nd, said Lyon, lightly.There ●are plenty of people who have an abnorm●al curiosity about anybody who is accused of c▓rime.But I wouldn't give him too much rope.● The episode gave him somethi●ng new to puzzle about.Olden's curiosity ▓about Lawrence had been marked from the begi▓nning, and it had not been wholly a fr●iendly curiosity.That much had been a●pparent.Lyon was accustomed to the cu●rious interest which monotonously ▓virtuous people take in criminals, and he h▓ad set down his landlord's desire to ▓talk about the murder mystery to that score.▓ He had shown no curiosity about Fullerton or i▓nterest in him.And though he was curious ab▓out Lawrence, he seemed very inadequately i●nformed concerning him. Ly●on turned the thing in his mind wit▓hout being able to make it fit in with a●nything else.At the same time he determ●ined to find out something more about Mr.Olden ●at the earliest opportunity.For th●e immediate present, however, the thing ▓to do was to get into Fullerton's● rooms at the Wellington again, and ●see what discoveries he could make there▓. CHAPTER XV Lyon suspecte●d that he might have difficulty in securing ad●mission to Fullerton's room in the Wellington● a second time, and when he made ap●plication to Hunt, the janitor who had● admitted him before, he found his fears● were justified.Indeed, Hun▓t's dismay at the suggestion struck him as ▓extreme. Go in No, sir! No▓body goes in.The police are responsible ●for that room, now.I haven't an▓ything to do with it, and I wouldn't ●have, not for a farm. You let m▓e in before, you know, and the poli▓ce didn't take it to heart. Eh I ●mean they didn't mind.Bede knew I was ther▓e.
Hunt shook his head.●Mr.Bede says to me that if ▓I let anybody else in, he would have me arrested● for killing Fullerton. That's nonse●nse, you know.
When did he say ●that,--when I got in before ▓No farther back than yesterday he said tha▓t. Has he been around again ▓Yes, he has.There was som
ething nervous and▓ dogged about the man's manner that puzzle●d Lyon. Well, see here.I'll make ▓it worth your while to let me in f▓or an hour.You can
go along to see I don't▓ steal anything, if you like.I want to▓ make sure of something I overlooked before.● I tell you I can't, Mr.▓Lyon, even if I
wanted to.The police have put ▓a seal on the door.It can't be op●ened without their knowing. Then ▓pass me in through the window.▓ Hunt lifted hi
s downcast eyes and ▓gave Lyon a long, curious look. You wo▓uldn't want to, if you knew what I know. ● What's that Hunt shuffled and stu●mbled, bu
t perhaps at heart he was not unwil●ling to confess his fears in the hope of hav▓ing them quenched.He looked somewhat shamef▓aced, however, as he asked, Do
you believe t●hat sometimes the dead walk I don't know▓, Lyon answered non-committally.● He was more anxious to get at Hunt's● ideas than to confess h
is own.What ▓makes you ask Have you seen an▓ything Well,--not exactly,-●- I'd like to hear about it●. Well, it's this way.Mr.Fullerton▓ had a wa
y of throwing the letter●s he wrote of an evening on the f▓loor right before the door, so that I could ▓pick them up in the morning and give them to ●the
carrier when he came around.I alway▓s took in his breakfast tray and his paper,--● How did you get in ●He could release the lock on his door by a s●
on's h▓and, on his pape