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By Isaac Asimov

Every person knew that Ralph Neufeld used to be a cautious younger chemist, in particular his professor, Lou Brade. that is why Ralph's unintentional dying because of a confusion of chemical compounds struck Brade as hugely not going. The police agreed.

Someone on campus had switched bottles on terrible Ralph and the end result was once as lethal as were deliberate. the difficulty was once all of the correct suspects have been within the improper locations while it happened...all the inaccurate suspects had the ideal motives...and the only individual such a lot certified to resolve the crime was once already being known as the killer!

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A Whiff of Death

All people knew that Ralph Neufeld was once a cautious younger chemist, particularly his professor, Lou Brade. that is why Ralph's unintentional dying because of a confusion of chemical substances struck Brade as hugely not likely. The police agreed.

Someone on campus had switched bottles on bad Ralph and the outcome used to be as lethal as were deliberate. the difficulty used to be all of the correct suspects have been within the flawed areas while it occurred. .. all of the incorrect suspects had the perfect factors. .. and the only individual such a lot certified to unravel the crime used to be already being known as the killer!

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He carries it over here and adds some. What does he do? " "All right. " He moved the reagent bottle about and put it on the desk near the hood. He stared at the bottle and then at Brade. " "I suppose that's it," said Brade. "That fits in with what you found when you walked into the lab. You didn't find anything funny about the situation? " It seemed to Brade that the detective's eyes were glinting shrewdly (tension was making him imaginative, he decided) but he shook his head and said, "No. " Doheny shrugged.

Good, good. Oh, as for my little get-together tomorrow night. Your good wife and yourself will still be able to attend, I hope? Though if you feel that under the circumstances—" Brade had trouble keeping the stiffness out of his voice, "I think we'll come. We find the occasion so pleasant that—" And each, in a welter of trailing sentences, nodded stiffly and smiled mechanically at each other, with a courtesy drained and desiccated of all amiability. He doesn't want me to come, thought Brade.

Ranke disliked the boy intensely, of course, and even Dr. Shulter of the medical school, who had met him only casually, disapproved of him, and so might almost all. But there could be something in the wording of one man's judgment that might betray something additional, some little extra touch of emotion. At any rate, Brade thought with strong relief, his own statements about Ralph had been largely complimentary. He was the one faculty member against whom dislike to one degree or another, flowing between Ralph and himself, could not be shown.

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