By Isaac Asimov
Each person knew that Ralph Neufeld used to be a cautious younger chemist, in particular his professor, Lou Brade. that is why Ralph's unintended dying as a result of a confusion of chemical substances struck Brade as hugely not likely. The police agreed.
Someone on campus had switched bottles on bad Ralph and the outcome used to be as lethal as have been deliberate. the difficulty was once all of the correct suspects have been within the unsuitable locations while it happened...all the inaccurate suspects had the perfect motives...and the only individual such a lot certified to unravel the crime used to be already being known as the killer!
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He stared at the gauges of the tall oxygen cylinder, unseeingly trying to absorb the facts and not entirely succeeding. Then, feeling himself in the middle of a great and empty silence, he turned back to the dead student's laboratory, made sure its door was closed and on the latch, and sat down with Death to wait Dr. Ivan Shulter of the Medical School knocked gently on the door and Bretde let him in. Shulter's examination was not prolonged. He said, "He's been dead for a couple of hours. " Brade nodded.
Good Lord! the punctual Cap was going to be hurt and censorious, Brade thought uneasily. He would certainly take this as a personal insult to his precious manuscript. ) Nowadays, those students who needed money, at least in the physical sciences, could pick away at the various research grants with no loss of caste whatever. " He simply changed universities; he changed hiding places. It went by steps. The master's degree and the doctor's degree under Cap Anson, then a position on the faculty first as instructor and then as assistant professor.
Oh, just a consideration of some of the problems this brings up. " "Suppose you see me at 8:30 then. Well, Brade, bear up. Horrible. " And breaking a third "horrible" in two, he hung up. " said Doris as soon as he turned away from the phone. " Brade picked up his long-empty glass and felt an impulse to fill it again. He said, instead, "I suppose we had better eat. " ■ "No," she said, shortly. They sat down over a salad, and for a while silence prevailed and Brade was thankful. " "I'm not going to wait any longer.
A Whiff of Death by Isaac Asimov