The Loudwater Mystery
Lord Loudwater said: "I'll teach the scoundrel to rob me! Write at once for a new butler."
He took some lumps of sugar from a jar on the mantelpiece, and went through the door which opened into the library.
In the library he stopped and shouted back: "If Morton comes about the timber, I shall be in the stables."
Then he went through one of the long windows of the library into the garden and took his way to the stables. As he drew near them the scowl cleared from his face. But it remained a formidable face; it did not grow pleasant. None the less, he spent a pleasant hour in the stables, petting his horses. He was fond of horses, not of cats, and he never bullied and seldom abused his horses as he abused and bullied his fellow men and women. This was the result of his experience. He had learnt from it that he might bully and abuse his human dependents with impunity. As a boy