Maigret and the Calame Report (Variant Title = Maigret and the Minister)

By Georges Simenon

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You’re in a rush? ” “Yes, relatively. And I’m certain you’d relatively we didn’t pursue this any longer. ” the opposite guy understood what he intended. until eventually Maigret knew precisely what felony research was once doing it used to be more healthy for Catroux that his colleague may still inform him as low as attainable approximately it. “You aren’t afraid? ” “Not fairly. “And you think that time… ? ” “I’m confident that they’re attempting to make a scapegoat of him. ” “Another drink? ” “No, thanks. recover quickly. ” Madame Catroux observed him to the door, and while he left the home he took one other taxi and informed the motive force to visit Rue Vaneau. He was once simply testing his good fortune. He knocked on the concierge’s inn. She famous him. “Forgive me for bothering you back. i want you to appear conscientiously at a photo and inform me if this was once the fellow who went as much as Mademoiselle Blanche’s residence. Take it slow. ” It was once now not useful. After a moment’s hesitation, she shook her head. “Definitely no longer. ” “You’re convinced? ” “Quite convinced. ” “Even if the photograph dates again many years and the guy has replaced? ” “Even if he used to be donning a fake beard, I’d swear that’s no longer the guy. ” He checked out her out of the nook of his eye. For a second the assumption happened to him that this was once a ready answer. yet no, she appeared completely honest. “Thank you,” he sighed, slipping the picture again into his pocket. It used to be a blow. He were nearly yes that he used to be heading in the right direction, and it had come to not anything on the first checking out. His taxi was once ready, and since it was once within sight he instructed the driving force to visit Rue Jacob, and there he walked into the bistrot the place Piquemal had constantly had his breakfast. there has been infrequently a person there at the present of day. “Would you examine this photograph? ” he requested the landlord. He nearly kept away from taking a look at him, fearing what the answer will be. “That’s him, totally. basically he looked as if it would me a bit older than that. ” “That’s the fellow who got here as much as Piquemal and left your house with him? ” “That’s him. ” “You are really yes? ” “Absolutely. ” “Thank you. ” “Won’t you've got a drink? ” “Not now, thank you. I’ll be coming again. ” This replaced every thing. before Maigret had assumed that an identical guy had visited diverse locations: Mademoiselle Blanche’s residence, Piquemal’s little bar, the Hôtel du Berry, the professor’s widow, and street Pasteur. all of sudden it grew to become out that there have been no less than males. His subsequent stopover at was once to Madame Calame, whom he chanced on studying the papers. “I wish you’ll locate my husband’s file. i will be able to comprehend now why he was once so fearful in his final years. I’ve continually had this type of horror of those filthy politics. ” She studied him with suspicion, considering might be to herself that it was once as a result of those “filthy politics” that he had come to determine her. “What is it you will have, this present day? ” He passed her the photo. She tested it conscientiously, then raised her head in shock. “Ought I with a view to realize him? ” “Not inevitably. i used to be considering if he was once the guy who visited you or 3 days after Piquemal.

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