Top-floor Tragedy*

Top-floor Tragedy*

Three Old Ladies of Polchester

The Story. On the top floor of the battered old skeleton of a house on Pontippy Square, Polchester, dwelt three old ladies. Two of them were nice old ladies; but Mrs. Payne was big and hard, with something uncanny about her and a gypsy strain in her blood. All three were very poor.

Old Mrs. Amorest was a charming little person, bright-eyed, with snowy hair. Rich Cousin Francis liked to stroke it when she came to visit him. He was an invalid...

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