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"'That's all very well,' replied the detective; 'but why did he hide? Why did he climb up that crooked little stairway and stop there; it led nowhere.'
'Why, because it led nowhere, of course,' cried Father Brown explosively. 'Anybody who clapped eyes on that blind alley ending in mid air might have known an artist would want to go there, just as a child would.'"
G. K. Chesterton
"The Mirror of the Magistrate" in Father Brown Selected Stories, OWC, p. 314
20th Century Fiction