CRIME: Potomac Mystery

One night month ago the S. S. District of Columbia, ancient sidewheeler of the Norfolk & Washington Steamboat Co., chuffed down the quiet Potomac on its regular overnight run from Washington to Norfolk. About midnight a ''red-faced'' man stepped up to the deserted refreshment counter and ordered a bottle of beer. Just as he was served, a lean, bespectacled, elderly man, whose grey head was topped with a brown beret, sauntered up beside him. Because they seemed to be total strangers, the clerk was surprised when the red-faced man handed his beer...

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