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This is because he does not trust people or things outside his own home; he feels, for example, that one can easily be hit crossing a street, no matter what precautions are taken, or that a car's heater is likely not to keep him warm enough. Aside from detection, which he undertakes simply to keep himself in money so that he can pursue his other interests, he is devoted to good food (which, of course, helps to explain his weight), to beer (which he seems to be drinking constantly, especially when contemplating or when upset), and to his orchids (he spends at least four hours a day with them, and it is his interest in Lewis Hewitt's unusual black orchids which sufficiently arouse his curiosity enough so that he leaves his house).

The police are called to investigate, and a number of involved people are summoned for questioning. After some preliminary questioning, Wolfe has a conference with Lewis Hewitt, during which he points out that a string was tied to Hewitt's cane and that, by picking up the cane, Archie thus pulled the trigger of the gun that killed the man. Wolfe offers to solve the case so that there is no mention of Hewitt's cane-in exchange for the three black orchids. After some hesitation, Hewitt agrees. The initial investigation focuses on Archie's discovering Rose Lasher.

First, it is mentioned just after she cuts herself; at this point, it is mentioned only in terms of her reaction and how it is attended to. The second time the cut is mentioned is during Wolfe's meeting with the people involved with Bess Huddleston. This time, the mention is preceded by a demonstration by Archie of how one uses a bath brush (since that's where the piece of glass was hidden) and an explanation by Dr. Brady that people would not notice such a cut until they saw the blood because of the sharp, stinging bristles of the bath brush.

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