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""I'm shuddering at the thought of the next instruction," the surgeon said to Szacki, as with a confident movement he made a Y-shaped incision in Telak's ribcage..."Now let's think, maybe this'll be it: 'We want you to establish if the deceased, found with his head cut off under a tramcar, could possibly have cut it off himself with a pair of scissors, then lain down on the tracks and waited for an approaching vehicle'.""

Entanglement, by Zygmunt Miloszewski, translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones (copyright 2007; quote is from page 99 of the Bitter Lemon Press, London, trade paperback edition, 2010).