Two young lawyers, partners in a small city in the east, got along well enough, although it was generally agreed that Hampton, the senior partner, was domineering, while Gray, the junior partner, was regarded as a meek and inoffensive man. One day there was a sensation in the town, for Hampton was found slain in his own home. It was proven at the inquest he had left his office in the late afternoon, his partner and their only clerk being still at work. When the body was found, alarm was promptly given, and a policeman called up the firm to secure details. The clerk and the junior partner were still there, both of whom showed evidence of surprise and grief. The police investigated, but the matter remained a mystery, for it was never satisfactorily cleared up. Twenty years later Gray, the junior partner, found the Hampton family again crossed his path. Gray's daughter, injured in an accident, might have been killed had it not been for the bravery of a young man who was Hampton's only ...
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