I was going so fast I fell over the body and sprawled my length on the carpet. I got up and looked down at the guy. He was around fifty-five or sixty and his skull was smashed in like a rotten egg-shell. " On the fioor near him was a heavy brass book-end —you guys know the sort of thing, an elephant standing on a thirl: base—and it was covered with blood and strands of the dead guy's silver hair.
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