“I don’t know what happened, Miss Lemon! I turned my back—”
(A huffy Hastings mumbles) "I suppose I'm going to pay for that the rest of my life."
"Right. Well, time to hobnob it off to St. Mary Metfelon and look ‘round the premises. Do you mind coming with me, Captain Hastings, seeing as to how you were there when the alleged crime occurred?”
Author note: There is a jolly good reason why Dame Agatha Christie was the wonderful author of the Hercule Poirot and Captain Hastings short stories! Do you know why? I do. Now.