Brenda started down the steps. She could see garage doors at the shadowy end, light coming thorugh two small panes at the top, illuminating the pipes running up from a gas furnace. On the floor, a roll of leftowver carpeting, a cardboard box that had held the tove....She looked at the neat, new furnace, so compact, behind it. Bare floor. Behind the carpeting, a scrap of brown paper, a hammer, and a cruel-looking hooked knife. "For carpet cutting"explained Neil Verdi, coming closer, and then he made a strange osund, a very strange sound...
He was staring down into the carboard box, she took two steps towrad him and he said, "No, don't..."
She took more steps, quick ones, and looked in.
A great mystery