The Mystery of the Jade Spear
"Thank you. Have you discovered the owner of this spear?"
"No, sir; I wish I could."
"Have you tried Cullen or Miss Sherrick?"
"No, sir," said the Sergeant, looking blankly at the Inspector.
The little man walked to the fireplace and touched the electric bell. In a few moments the door opened and a fat, red- faced man walked in. There was no mistaking the attitude and costume of a British butler.
"Colonel Bulstrode was a collector of jade?" said the Inspector in his most innocent manner.
"I noticed the specimens in the hall. Well, Cullen, have you ever seen this spear amongst his trophies?"
The man glanced at it and then shrank back with a shiver.
"It's the thing that killed him," he stammered.
"Exactly. But you do not answer my question."
"There may have been one like it, but I couldn't swear to it, sir. The Colonel would never have his collection touched. He