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We're still on Chapter Three of Coins Not Accepted:
"Okay, then it's time you showed - " A scream from the kitchen interrupted him, and he shot to his feet. At the same time his grandfather pushed himself up from his chair. "Stay here," Miles instructed, and raced out of the study. Another scream rang out, underscored by the crash of breaking crockery. He threw open the kitchen door to see Dora pressed against the fridge, a large frying pan in one hand, a carving knife in the other. A man's body lay sprawled face down on the flagstone floor in a widening pool of blood.
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