On the roof, close to the chimney, the one-eyed man and Soane peered down into the studio through the smeared ventilator.
Soane looked after him with an uneasy expression, partly humorous.
"I don't know," he whispered, so faintly that Soane had to bring his ear very near his lips.
Who is that lovely being talking to the little Soane girl, Garry?
Soane, with misgivings gnawing at his heart, was in no patient mood.
This man, with only one eye, appears to be a friend of the superintendent, Soane.
Soane, always deeply impressed by the presence of Murtagh Skeel, offered his chair and drew another one to the table.
Evidently he, too, was awaiting the reappearance of Soane and Freund.
He gasped and with a groan but no articulate word fell forward in Soane's arms.
Had she learned what the drunken Soane meant by asserting that her name was not Soane but Fane?