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  • [the judge has just declared a retrial because the jury cannot agree on a unanimous verdict - it is Miss Marple whose verdict differs from all the other jurors]

    Inspector Craddock: [sighing] If ever there was an open-and-shut case, this was it. One member of that jury was being deliberately perverse.

    [Miss Marple walks up]

    Miss Jane Marple: Many more than one, Inspector, I assure you. Eleven, to be precise.

    Police Constable Wells: That woman has made a mockery of my one and only murder.

  • Hector Enderby: [the Inspector trips over a saddle on the floor of the foyer] Do you see that?

    Inspector Craddock: Can't really miss it, can you?

    Hector Enderby: It's a Broadbeech side saddle. Broadbeech, Northampton. Vintage too. Well, have a look. Have a look at the date, behind the stirrup iron.

    Inspector Craddock: It says, er...

    Hector Enderby: No don't tell me, I'll tell you. 1882. No, I'm lying to you. 1885.

    Inspector Craddock: Right.

    Hector Enderby: I can tell you who it belongs to, too. I've only glimpsed one of these once in the whole country. Lady Kirk-Brackwell.

    Inspector Craddock: No, it belongs to...

    [rolls his eyes and sighs in exasperation]

    Miss Jane Marple: Me, Mr. Enderby. Good morning, Inspector. My late mama's, of course.

  • Inspector Craddock: There have been stupid murderers, you know.

    Miss Jane Marple: She's a timid woman, not a stupid one.

  • Miss Jane Marple: Am I to assume that you are not going to do anything about this?

    Inspector Craddock: Nothing whatever. You see, I'm a policeman, Miss Marple. I'm only interested in facts.

  • Inspector Craddock: For goodness sake, Miss Marple! Why didn't you ring?

    Miss Jane Marple: The law may have a long arm, Inspector. Unfortunately, I haven't.

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