y if we und▓ertake to go through the whole of this.● I suppose there are some composers we can e●liminate 脿 priori, eh”
“Oh, yes; B●eethoven, Mendelssohn, Wagner, ●Liszt, in particular, we needn’t trouble with▓.I’d keep an especially sharp eye out for Rub▓en-stein and Dvorak and Winiau▓ski.It’s fortunate that I’ve
preserved all th●e music I’ve ever owned.We can’t m▓iss it if we’re only patient enough.”
“▓Well, here goes,” he cried, t●hrusting a thick pile of music int▓o my hands, and apportioning an equal amount to● himself.
We were industrious.It is▓ needless that I should tarry with the inciden▓ts of our search.At daybre
ak we h●ad not yet quite finished, and we had not yet▓ struck any thing that bore th▓e slightest resemblance to the compositio▓n in question.
“But little remains,” said▓ Merivale.“In another five minutes● we will have found it; or my first hypothe●sis was true.”
“Your first hypothesis 癖 I inquired.