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Dawson did lots of the paperwork and storeroom paintings, whereas Mr. Deland went out on fix jobs? ” “Yes,” acknowledged pass over Morrison with a deep sigh. “Mr. Dawson took care of the interior generally. If you’ve come to determine him, I’m afraid you’ll need to come again in a couple of days. terrible guy. He’s prostrated with grief. Don’t you think that it used to be noble of him to struggle off that gang the way in which he did? ” “I definitely do,” stated Shayne heavily. “Is Dawson married? ” “Oh, no. He’s a widower. ” She fluttered her wrinkled eyelids coyly. “I used to be continually telling him kingdom of unmarried blessedness used to be no manner for a guy to dwell, and infrequently he’d consider me. ” “He and Deland appear to have had a really great enterprise here,” stated Shayne. “I’d say Dawson may be in a position to aid a spouse. ” “Mr. Dawson wasn’t what you’d name filthy rich, however the enterprise introduced in a pleasant source of revenue. He was once considering a few of taking it over, deciding to buy Mr. Deland out, you recognize. I used to induce him to. looked like it wasn’t reasonable for him to get purely part, for the entire exertions and lengthy hours he installed. ” “Deland didn’t do his half, eh? ” “I wouldn’t say that. He was once tough from time to time, yet he was once a difficult employee, spending part an afternoon on a fix activity that wouldn’t stand for greater than 3 hours’ cost, or even then forgetting to go into the cost within the books at all—things like that. Mr. Deland was once careless, yet Mr. Dawson used to be continuously one for specific aspect. occasionally it looked as if it would me Mr. Deland used to be relatively tired of the company. perhaps that’s why Mr. Dawson desired to purchase him out. ” “They didn’t hit it off? ” requested Shayne. “Is that why Mr. Deland used to be taking into consideration promoting out? ” “I didn’t say Mr. Deland desired to promote out,” she corrected him. “It’s anything Mr. Dawson and that i mentioned privately. ” leave out Morrison’s eyes seemed down on the balled tissue in her hand, and Shayne questioned if she used to be going to wipe the drippings from her pointed nostril; yet she acknowledged curtly, “Why are you asking these kind of questions, and who're you? ” “I’m from the U.S. Treasury Department,” he instructed her. “Last year’s source of revenue tax. ” Her pallid eyelids lifted and her unusual eyes have been startled. “I was once afraid there’d be hassle approximately that because of Mr. Deland’s carelessness,” she stammered. “I instructed Mr. Dawson, ‘Just you mark my words—no telling what percentage jobs like that Greerson task don’t convey at the books. ’ That was once this yr, in fact, yet I instructed Mr. Dawson, ‘You simply can’t inform what number love it by no means confirmed at the books. ’” Shayne acknowledged, “Suppose you inform me extra approximately the—ah—Greerson activity. it may well support to give an explanation for a few of the discrepancies in final year’s record. ” omit Morrison’s eyes narrowed and her mouth tightened. “Mr. Dawson is a prepared enterprise guy, and that i don’t comprehend why he wasn’t extra strict with Mr. Deland. in fact, they have been equivalent company companions and, as Mr. Dawson stated, it rather wasn’t his position to place his foot down. yet that doesn’t suggest we shouldn’t run our place of work on a businesslike foundation, and that i advised him so. ” “About the Greerson job,” Shayne acknowledged back. She didn’t solution for a time, taking a look clear of him along with her head lifted and staring into area.