Maigret and the Calame Report (Variant Title = Maigret and the Minister)

By Georges Simenon

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Maybe I’d higher name my spouse too. ” “Shall I dial the quantity? ” “I need to watch for an enormous message first. ” Catroux had promised to cellphone a colleague, one other fisherman, who had long past fishing with Benoît at numerous instances. It was once all an issue of success now. It was once attainable that the colleague wouldn't be at domestic. He will be on a few activity faraway from Paris. Silence lasted within the place of work for roughly ten mins, and eventually Maigret sighed: “I desire a drink! ” on the comparable second the phone rang. “Catroux? ” “Yes. have you learnt Seineport? ” “A little above Corbeil, close to a sluice gate. ” Maigret used to be remembering an inquiry, in the past… “That’s it, it’s a small village at the Seine, a favourite position with rod fishermen. Benoît owns a shack close to the village. It was once a guardhouse, very dilapidated; he received it for a tune approximately ten years in the past. ” “I’ll locate it. ” “Good success! ” He didn't overlook to name his spouse, but—alas—he had no teenagers to return and want him sturdy evening over the phone. “Ready? ” As he handed the half-opened door of his workplace he may well see that Lapointe had lit the lamp with the fairway colour and used to be sitting in Maigret’s personal chair, his legs crossed, taking a look demanding, his eyes part closed. “See you quickly, boy. ” The parliamentary secretary begun, obtained as much as ask whatever, however the Superintendent had already closed the door. “Do we take the auto? ” “Yes. We’re going to Seineport, approximately ten miles away. ” “I’ve been there ahead of with you. ” “That’s correct. Are you hungry? ” “If we need to remain long…” “Well cease on the Brasserie Dauphine. ” The waiter used to be shocked to work out them. “So I needn’t take the sandwiches and beer in your workplace that Monsieur Lapointe ordered? ” “Yes, please do. yet to begin with provide us anything to drink. what's going to you've gotten, Janvier? ” “I don’t know…” “A Pernod? ” Maigret wanted one. Janvier may possibly see it and he had one, too. “Will you're making us a number of sandwiches every one? ” “What do you want? ” “It doesn’t topic. a few pâté in case you have it. ” Maigret appeared to be calm personified. “We are too used to felony cases,” he muttered to himself, his glass in his hand. No answer was once wanted. He used to be mentally making one himself. “In a legal case, there's often one accountable guy or a bunch of in charge males performing jointly. In politics it’s particularly diverse, and the evidence is that there are such a lot of events within the Chamber. ” this concept seemed to amuse him. “A nice many of us be interested within the Calame record, and from various issues of view. It’s not just the politicians who will be in a large number if the document have been released. and never simply Arthur Nicoud. There are a few for whom ownership of the file could procure not easy funds and others for whom it should suggest energy. ” there have been few consumers there that evening. The lamps have been lit, the air sultry as sooner than a hurricane. They ate their sandwiches at Maigret’s traditional desk, and Maigret was once reminded of Mascoulin’s desk on the Filet de Sole. every one had his personal desk, somewhere else and in much more diversified atmosphere.

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