Foreign News: In the Blackout

Margaret was No. 3. The neighbors heard her black Scottie howling incessantly, mournfully in the blackout. When police arrived, they found Margaret dead, with a stocking around her throat. Like the other two, she had been strangled and slashed with a knife or a razor.

"It's 'im all right," the police said to the neighbors. No one had heard anything except the dog's howling.

London's blackout is dismal everywhere, but around Piccadilly it was horrible, with that special horror which the British put so well into stage and movie chillers, sometimes into real life. The...

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