At this stage he regarded it with a completely open mind. He allowed an equal possibility that it might turn out to be anything from murders to indigestion. His treatment of it, he will point out, showed that caution which is his chief virtue as a man of science. Blenkinsop was sought at the club and his desultory mind turned over thoroughly. Old Brigg had confided to him a craving to meet the great Mr. Fortune and Blenkinsop had eagerly arranged it. He knew all about Brigg. The man belonged to an old Wessex family. His place down there had been in their hands for generations. Brigg hadn't had it long. He'd made his pile in the cotton trade before the estate came to him.
Used availability for H C Bailey's Mr. Fortune Explains
December 1970 : UK Hardback