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I requested you that simply because he’s acquired a few queer tattoo-marks… I’ve visible these of the African Battalions, yet those are diverse… I’ll convey them to you day after today once we take the plaster off for the examination…” The porter got here as much as say that a few humans have been insisting on seeing the injured guy. Maigret himself went into the hotel, the place he came across the couple from the windfall who had wearing their Sunday most sensible. “We can see him, can’t we, Chief-Inspector? … It’s your fault, you recognize… You disappointed him along with your questions… Is he any larger? ” “He’s a bit higher… The medical professionals will make their prognosis tomorrow…” “Let me see him! … no matter if it’s basically from a distance… He was once loads a part of the boat…” She didn't say of the family members yet of the boat, and maybe that used to be much more touching. Her husband stood shyly at the back of her, unwell comfortable in a blue serge swimsuit, his scraggy neck enclosed via a celluloid collar. “I recommend you to not make any noise…” the 2 of them checked out him from the hall, from the place not anything might be obvious yet a imprecise form below the sheet, a bit ivory as opposed to the face, a couple of white hairs. A dozen occasions the skipper’s spouse used to be near to dashing ahead. “Look right here… If we paid whatever, may he be taken care of greater? ” She didn't dare to open her purse, yet fidgeted nervously with it. “There are hospitals, aren’t there, the place in the event you pay… not less than the opposite sufferers haven’t acquired whatever catching, i am hoping? ” “Are you staying at Vitry? ” “Why, after all we aren’t going to go away with out him! … It doesn’t subject concerning the load… What time will we come the next day morning? ” “Ten o’clock,” stated the health care provider who were listening impatiently. “There isn’t anything shall we deliver him, is there? … A bottle of champagne? a few Spanish grapes? ” “We’ll supply him every thing he needs…” And the physician driven them lightly in the direction of the porter’s hotel. while she acquired there, the great lady furtively took a ten-franc observe out of her bag and pressed it at the porter, who checked out her in astonishment. Maigret went to mattress in the dead of night, after wiring to Dizy to ahead any messages which would arrive for him there. on the final second he had learnt that the Southern go, after overtaking many of the barges, had arrived at Vitry-le-François and had moored on the finish of the road of ready boats. The Chief-Inspector had taken a room on the Hôtel de l. a. Marne, within the city, a pretty good distance from the canal, and right here he came across not anything of the ambience within which he had lived for the previous few days. The site visitors who have been cards have been advertisement guests. one among them, who arrived after the others, introduced: “It turns out there’s been a guy drowned within the lock…” “Come and make up a foursome… Lamperrière is wasting like nobody’s enterprise… Is the guy useless? ” “I don’t recognize. ” That was once all. The manager’s spouse was once slumbering in the back of the cash-desk. The waiter scattered a few sawdust at the flooring and stoked up the range for the evening. there has been a rest room, only one, within which the tub had misplaced a part of its the teeth.