and at once called for brandy. I took a bottle of 'fine
champagne' from the table, poured out two glasses, one for him
and one for myself, and put the powders into his glass, and gave
it him. Had I known how could I have given them to him?"
"Well, and how did the ring come into your possession? asked the
president. "When did he give it you?"
"That was when we came back to his lodgings. I wanted to go away,
and he gave me a knock on the head and broke my comb. I got angry