self in, and while he ▓waited for his romantic landlord t●o escape, like a concealed Romeo, fr▓om his lady's bower, he mental●ly reviewed the situation. ▓ Mrs.Broughton had cleared ●up her own connection with Fullert▓on.Whatever of mystery there had been ▓in
her movements, and whatever of rashness, i●t touched her personal histo●ry only.She had not killed Fu▓llerton, nor had she witnessed hi●s murder.The fleeing woman whom
he had seen ●on the fatal night was not she.He ▓had been entirely wrong in his suspic
ion, ▓and his pursuit of that clue had done no good ex▓cept to assist in bringing Brough●ton and his wife together.That w▓as a good thing in itself, but it would not a●ffect Lawrence's case.
Was it then poss▓ible that Lawrence had been right in his ●first suspicion that the fleeing woman was● Edith Wolcott She had told her story● so clearly and with so much apparent franknes●s that Lyon found it very hard to▓ believe she
could really be● concealing so vital a point in he●r account of that evening.However, w▓hether innocent or guilty, her● whole connection with the affair and her relat▓i
on to the two principals was● bound to come out, now that