Mr Galloway rang up on the telephone shortly before you came in.
Mr Galloway was in the habit of taking occasional trips to Great Britain to confer with the general manager of his London branch.
When they had met before during the last few years Mr Galloway had been practically sixteen stone five of blood and iron--one of those stern, soured men.
Mr Galloway surveyed the somnolent occupants of the room with spirited scorn.
Mr Galloway continued, his voice rising as he spoke.
Strictly speaking, this was incorrect, unless one counted Methuselah; but perhaps Mr Galloway spoke figuratively.
They crossed the lawn less easily, as a slight mist had begun to rise from the river; but under the guidance of the shaken Galloway they found the body sunken in deep grass--the body of a very tall and broad-shouldered man.
There was an almost creepy stillness, and then the unnerved Galloway called out sharply:
Lord Galloway, you are certainly the best person to tell the ladies what has happened, and prevent a panic.
Galloway went to the drawing-room and told the terrible news tactfully enough, so that by the time the company assembled there the ladies were already startled and already soothed.
Then, as the servant vanished, "Lord Galloway says he saw you leaving the garden just before he found the corpse.
Lord Galloway had edged up to his daughter, and was intimidating her in what he imagined to be an undertone.