"Did you look in every hole and corner for a torn envelope, a twisted scrap of paper, a car transfer, any mortal thing that might reveal why she went out and did not return?" "I told you of the bookbinder's note " "You sure did," broke in Clancy. "You also went to the bookbinder s'teen times. Are you certain there was nothing else?" "No I didn't like how could I peer and pry "