“It was a hot, airless morning towards the end of June.
Poirot had a particular routine when opening his morning correspondence.
He picked up each letter, scrutinized it carefully and neatly slit the envelope
open with his papercutter“.
Dumb witness, Agatha Christie
The door opened and Temple announced
Lady Mary Lytton Gore and Mr. and Mrs.
Babbington and Miss Lytton Gore.
Mr. Satterthwaite supplied Miss Wills with
her cocktail and then sidled into the neighborhood
of Lady Mary Lytton Gore. He had
a weakness for titles.
Also, apart from snobbishness, he liked a
gentlewoman, and that Lady Mary most undeniably
was.Three Act Tragedy by Agatha Christie