Taking a cab from the restaurant, Horace arrived at the estate by way of the service entrance at the back of the house. Thinking this was most likely the way someone would best enter unnoticed by others.
“Mr. Trout, the madam is expecting you in the sunroom,” explained the maid as she showed him through the kitchen and into the sunroom. “Ma’am, Mr. Trout has arrived.”
“Thank you, Meriam, that will be all,” she replied as the maid quietly exited the room. “Mr. Trout please have a seat and enjoy some tea.”
“I don’t do tea. Where’s the study.”
“You’re all business aren’t you?”
“Paid to work, not drink tea,” he snarled back at her.
“You are not one for civility then are you?” she snapped back with rampant disgust on her face as she rang the servant bell on the table. “Meriam, take Mr. Trout to the study and keep an eye on him,” she ordered. “Be assured nothing has been touched in there since Donald disappeared. And Mr. Trout you could use to learn some manners, if you are going to be in the company of others.”
Once in the study Horace carefully searched every aspect of the room under the ever watchful eye of the maid. The spot that most interest was behind the wall length window drapes. From the impressions on the carpeted floor where someone had been hiding in wait for Westfall to be alone, in order to kidnap him.
“Mrs. Westfall, I got all I need,” Horace stated as he was escorted back into the sunroom. “Call on me tomorrow at the office, I’ll update ya.”
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