I read this one on my iPad, so I'm not sure about page numbers, but this snippet is from Chapter VII. And it has the protagonist ruminating about his precarious situation as the chief suspect in a murder that occurred on the train he was traveling in -- just before the train was involved in a deadly crash.
Have you ever seen a fly, who, in these hygienic days, finding no cobwebs to entangle him, is caught in a sheet of fly paper, finds himself more and more mired, and is finally quiet with the sticky stillness of despair?...Well, I was the fly.Well, I've never been a murder suspect, but that description of the fly is pretty much the way I felt at the dentist's office last week.
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