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Radio speak express host Madeline Fraser's worst nightmare comes actual while certainly one of her on-air site visitors collapses on the mike after ingesting a tumbler of the sponsor's beverage.
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Bac^ again, using the tripod as a step to hoist yourself up through the hole and bade onto the roof; the bag of apples in his hand. And the shot fired by dropping die bag of apples to pull sharply on the string - then down through the hole again, quickly twist the string round the tripod, and back on the roof, covering the hole over with the slates before P C Robbins even gets up the stairs. Covering the hole over roughly - anyone entering die litde room will be intent on the rifle and die tripod, not looking up.
And so was I, you silly fool! I was taking photographs, that's what I was there for. And then suddenly this gun goes off somewhere below me, and I saw the two men fall. It was like a film shot in slow motion,' he recalled, "the two of them collapsing, but slowly, slowly. I stood there frozen, and then I saw the Mysterioso had lifted up his head and was shouting up to the window where the gun was; and I seemed to come to life and started clicking away like mad - ' 'Without a thought that a man was dying 7 'Sort of reflex action, I suppose,' said Mr Photoze.
You were ready enough to accuse him of an affair with her. But your father also lived in that same group of flats; and the lady is a very pretty lady. ' protested Marguerite. 'First a photographer - now a policeman as well. Have a heart! ' 'What a happy little threesome - not in that sense. ' 'But I loasn't stolen from the policeman,' said Marguerite, halflaughing. And she looked at the young man's face and laughed no more. 'Now, look, Inspector, this is absolutely not fair. I've told you about Mr Photoze - we were both frank enough with you.