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By Georges Simenon

L'homme, d'apparence misérable, s'était tué dans une chambre d'hôtel de Brême, et Maigret, qui le suivait, avait l'impression d'avoir précipité ce suicide. Tout était irréel dans cette affaire. Que signifiaient ces liasses de billets inutilisés, ce paquet de vieux vêtements sanglants, ces innombrables croquis de pendus ? Que s'était-il passé à Liège, un 15 février, dix ans plus tôt ? Dans l'entourage du mort, le commissaire enquêtait un peu comme un somnambule. Allait-il découvrir des anarchistes, des pretend monnayeurs, un gang overseas, ou, tout simplement, une bande de gamins ?

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He asked. " "It is one of a pattern we always use," the girl said. "It is specially made for us. " "I suppose all this is necessary," Crantor said uneasily. " the girl asked sharply. " "Of course. We want publicity. The tortoise will intrigue the press. This affair will be headline news, and that is essential. We have someone else lined up after Ferenci. When this other one gets our demand note he will know we mean business and he will pay up. The plan has worked successfully in France, Italy and America.

Suppose he did tell the police. What would they do? They might send a constable to guard the house, but one constable isn't going to stop a determined blackmailer if this chap is a blackmailer, which I doubt. I agree with you we should take precautions. I don't think for a moment there is any danger, but I can understand how you feel. I'll come along tonight with Harry. I'll tell Guido I was passing and dropped in on the off chance you two would be in. I'm quite sure nothing is going to happen, Julia, but I want to set your mind at rest.

He wondered who she was and where she had come from. He wondered too why she was going to Polsen's hotel. Polsen's was one of the many room-by-the-hour-and-no-questions-asked hotels in the district: no worse than the others, but distinctly unsavoury and sordid. He shook his head. You wouldn't have thought a girl like that... Then because he had been on the same beat for fifteen years and was utterly bored with the routine, he ceased to ponder why she should be going to the hotel. If he worried about the actions of everyone who asked him the way, he told himself, his life would become a burden.

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