By Graham Greene
A gang conflict is raging during the darkish underworld of Brighton. Seventeen-year-old Pinkie, malign and ruthless, has killed a guy. Believing he can get away retribution, he's unprepared for the brave, life-embracing Ida Arnold.Greene's gripping mystery, exposes an international of loneliness and worry, of existence lived at the 'dangerous fringe of things'.
'In a category through himself-the final chronicler of twentieth-century man's attention and anxiety' William Golding, self sustaining
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La nouvelle est écrite à Neuilly-sur-Seine en octobre 1936. Son édition pré-originale s'est faite dans l'hebdomadaire Paris-Soir-Dimanche les 7 et 14 novembre 1936. l. a. Fenêtre ouverte est le troisième volet d'une série de cinq nouvelles qui font l'objet d'un concours hebdomadaire. Chaque nouvelle s'étend sur deux numéros : dans le top-rated sont posés tous les éléments de l'énigme ; dans le moment, en quelques lignes, est donné son dénouement.
La nouvelle est reprise dans le recueil Les Nouvelles Enquêtes de Maigret en 1944 chez Gallimard.
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Apprentice N ot in any sto re. Saint Joan of the Stockyards Then where d i d you g et it? I got i t off a man that fell i nto a boiler. (MRS. LUCKERNIDDLE is nauseated. She gets up and goes out) M rs. Luckerniddle (on the way out, to the WAITER) Leave the plate where it is. I ' ll be back. I 'll com e eve ry d ay at noon. J ust ask that g entleman. (She leaves) Sl ift For t h ree whole weeks she will come and feed, without looking u p, l i ke a beast. Now do you see, Joan, that t h e i r wi cked ness h as no l i m its?
C r i d l e , it sickens me. (CRIDLE leaves) (Meanwhile JOAN has summoned one of the DETECTIVES and told him something) Detective M r. Mau ler, some people ove r there wou l d l i ke to tal k to you . M a u l e r A rag ged b u n c h , e h ? With a look o f envy, e h ? Mauler Saint Joan of the Stockyards 41 and violent, no doubt? I can't see anyon e. Detective They' re a pa i r from the Black St raw Hat organ ization. M a u ler What k i n d of an organ ization is that? Detective There are many of them and they have a wide netwo rk and are respected among the lowe r cl asses, where they are cal led the Soldi ers of the Lord.