While the two men were fighting, Mrs. docherty, tipsy though she was, tried to interfere.
The woman docherty never returned to the house, and he did not know what had become of her.
Mrs. docherty was made welcome by MDougal, who seemed to understand everything.
Another point is the manner in which Mrs. docherty was presented to Broggan, and some of the neighbours.
And lastly, whether the body so offered was or was not the body of the woman docherty?