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By Isaac Asimov

Everybody knew that Ralph Neufeld used to be a cautious younger chemist, specifically his professor, Lou Brade. that is why Ralph's unintended loss of life as a result of a confusion of chemical compounds struck Brade as hugely not going. The police agreed.

Someone on campus had switched bottles on negative Ralph and the outcome used to be as lethal as were deliberate. the difficulty was once all of the correct suspects have been within the incorrect areas while it happened...all the inaccurate suspects had the appropriate motives...and the only individual so much certified to resolve the crime was once already being known as the killer!

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Ralph Neufeld was a whiz at mathematics; much better than I could possibly be. " "Get someone else to finish up," said Doris at once. "I could persuade the new student, Simpson, to take Ranke's course in kinetics and carry on, I suppose, but I don't know that Simpson can carry the course. " "You're responsible Jto yourself also, Lou. " Brade swirled the drop of liquid remaining at the bottom of his glass. How was he going to tell her? The decision was postponed for a bit by the sound of a scrabbling noise of bare feet on carpet in the upper hall.

If she had picked up her parents' insecurities, the fault lay with the elders. It decided him against trying to find a mild and antiseptic way of breaking the news to Doris. Let her face it, he thought angrily. He faced her squarely and said, "The real trouble, in identical bottles and Ralph might have grabbed hold of the wrong one and not noticed. That's possible. " "If you were to try it, you would see. To the detective on the case, both chemicals seemed white and crystalline and that was enough for him.

In a few more years, Ginny would be as tall as her mother and she already had her mother's dark, smooth hair and wide-set brown eyes. Her skin was fair, though, as fair as her father's. " (Brade grinned gently. He knew the old man's obsessive punctuality and felt shame once again at having failed him. " She went flying and returned with a bulging manila envelope. " "Thank you very much, Ginny. And now you'd better go back to bed. " Ginny said, "All right," and picked idly at a band-aid that decorated her left wrist.

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