"What's all the commotion?" shouted Sergeant Teal as he rushed into the kitchen, flanked by Detective Navy and a pair of other officers. They listened quietly as Miss Brown explained her theory. She pointed them to the roasting rack, where some deep grooves in the tile flooring indicated that it had been recently moved. Between the able-bodied men, they were able to shove it aside: sure enough, there was a dark red splotch staining the black and white tiling. The murder had indeed taken place in the Kitchen
Next, Miss Brown led them to the Trophy Room, where, tucked inside one of the garish display cases, they found the Derringer
. Examining the weapon closely, Teal found gunpowder residue on the barrel, and, opening the cylinder, discovered empty bullet shells--proof that the weapon had recently been fired. They had the murder weapon.
Doubtless there were fingerprints upon the stock as well. Carefully, Teal bagged the evidence. All that remained, then, was to find their suspect -- Chef Sage Green
They found him in the Master Bedroom, talking to Major Mustard. "Chef Sage Green," declared Teal, "you are under arrest."
Major Mustard was shocked, but the Chef seemed anything but surprised. His eyes darted left and right, seeking the nearest escape route. With a mighty bellow, Sage Green sprinted for the exit--but was intercepted and tackled by Navy and the two officers. Navy handcuffed his wrists together, and Sergeant Teal commenced to read the chef his rights. He struggled and fought, but he was one man against four, and it wasn't long before he was manhandled down to the foyer.
Teal glanced around. All of the guests had appeared at the noise, and watched as Sage Green was marched out of the mansion. "Good work," he announced, "the murderer has been apprehended. You are all free to go. And very well done, Miss Brown
; for you have solved the mystery of Mr. Grey's murder."