One by one the members of the Club succeeded in
the key to
the mystery of the Ambiguous Photograph, except Churton, who was at
length persuaded to "give it up."
Herbert Baynes then pointed out to
that the coat that Lord Marksford was carrying over his arm was a
coat, because the buttons are on the left side, whereas a man's coat
always has the buttons on the right-hand side.
Lord Marksford would not
be likely to walk about the streets of Paris with a lady's coat over
arm unless he was accompanying the owner.
He was therefore walking with
As they were talking a waiter brought a telegram
"Here you are," he said, after reading the message.
'Don't bother about photo.
Find lady was the gentleman's sister,
That settles it.
You might notice that the lady was
lightly clad, and therefore the coat might well be hers.
But it is
that the rain was only a sudden shower, and no doubt they were close to
their destination, and she did not think it worth while to put the coat