By Isaac Asimov
Everybody knew that Ralph Neufeld was once a cautious younger chemist, in particular his professor, Lou Brade. that is why Ralph's unintended loss of life because of a confusion of chemical compounds struck Brade as hugely not likely. 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 mistaken areas while it happened...all the inaccurate suspects had the perfect motives...and the only individual so much certified to resolve the crime used to be already being referred to as the killer!
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He asked for Dr. Shulter, who he knew, and got him. Then he called the police. / He next called the department head, but Professor Arthur Littleby, it turned out, was gone and had been gone since lunch. He told Littleby's secretary, for the record, what he had found and what he had done and warned her to avoid spreading the news for a time. Then he crossed over to his own lab and closed off the oxygen, opening his reaction system and removing the heated jacket. Let it come to a halt. It had no importance at the moment.
I have no intention of—" began Brade. "I know you'll intend to be discreet, but then youTl begin to feel it your duty to do something ridiculous. Your duty to the school or to society. " "I think you're not thinking this through, Doris," said Brade. The one thing he did not want this evening was a lecture. "If there's a murderer on the campus, I can't just ignore that. A chemistry laboratory is the last place where you dare leave a murderer free. Using cyanide is one way of killing, but if he takes it into his head to kill again, there are a hundred ways, a thousand.
He knew the old man's obsessive punctuality and felt shame once again at having failed him. " She went flying and returned with a bulging manila envelope. " "Thank you very much, Ginny. And now you'd better go back to bed. " Ginny said, "All right," and picked idly at a band-aid that decorated her left wrist. " "Well, we don't want to disturb you. " He rose, feeling the slight creak in his knees, and tucked Cap Anson's manuscript under his arm. But Ginny stared at him with eager brightness in her eyes.
A Whiff of Death by Isaac Asimov