It was almost dawn. All night long a policeman
had been walking his beat through a dreary Lima district. Suddenly, as
day broke, he saw a blood-chilling sight. On the bank of an irrigation
ditch were seven bodies. Two were men, two women, three small children.
All had their heads bashed in. All were Japanese.
They were two entire families, the Shimizus and the Tomayasus, who had
lived in small houses alongside a coal-yard near the ditch. Suspects
were a brother of one of the murdered men, a former servant of both the
Looking for clews, the police found a...
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