He looked at Poole, and then back at the paper, and last of all at the dead malefactor stretched upon the carpet.
Meanwhile, lest anything should really be amiss, or any malefactor seek to escape by the back, you and the boy must go round the corner with a pair of good sticks and take your post at the laboratory door.
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How do we keep malefactors from abusing the system?