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CHAPTER 8: The Examining Magistrate Questions Mademoiselle Stangerson (continued)
"Q. What did you do on that day? - I want you to be as minute and precise as possible. I wish to know all you did that day, if it is not asking too much of you.
"A. I rose late, at ten o'clock, for my father and I had returned home late on the night previously, having been to dinner at the reception given by the President of the Republic, in honour of the Academy of Science of Philadelphia. When I left my chamber, at half-past ten, my father was already at work in the laboratory. We worked together till midday. We then took half-an-hour's walk in the park, as we were accustomed to do, before breakfasting at the chateau. After breakfast, we took another walk for half an hour, and then returned to the laboratory. There we found my chambermaid, who had come to set my room in order. I went into The Yellow Room to give her some slight orders and she directly afterwards left the pavilion, and I resumed my work with my father. At five o'clock, we again went for a walk in the park and afterward had tea.
"Q. Before leaving the pavilion at five o'clock, did you go into your chamber?
"A. No, monsieur, my father went into it, at my request to bring me my hat.
"Q. And he found nothing suspicious there?
"A. Evidently no, monsieur.
"0. It is, then, almost certain that the murderer was not yet concealed under the bed. When you went out, was the door of the room locked?
"A. No, there was no reason for locking it.
"Q. You were absent from the pavilion some length of time, Monsieur Stangerson and you?
"A. About an hour.
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