The coroner took the same view, and in his short address to the jury adduced the incident as proof of a passing mental disturbance.
"Very probably," said the coroner, "there was some problem that had worried him, and that he was still endeavouring to work out. As you are aware, gentlemen, the sign X is used to symbolise the unknown quantity."
An appropriate verdict was accordingly returned, and the Professor was duly interred in the same family vault as that in which so short a time previously his cousin had been laid to rest.
THE ARMLESS MAN
I first met Bob Masters in the hotel at a place called Fourteen Streams, not very far from Kimberley.
I had for some months been try