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A man with short brown hair, about thirty years old, entered the hall from the stairs with a book and a pile of papers under his arm. He wore a typical professor's outfit, with a tweed jacket with leather patches on the elbows, and he wore a pair of wire-rimmed glasses. He walked directly toward the door of Room 202.
Jerome politely inquires of the man.
"What about a Miss Mary Walters?" asked Nancy.
"Yes, she's in my class too."
"Can you please describe her, so we'll recognize her if she arrives?"
"She's about five foot five, 130 pounds, black hair, very pretty. I can also point her out to you if that's not good enough."
Five minutes later, students began to trickle in. A girl matching the professor's description of Mary was one of the first to arrive.
"We're trying to find your boyfriend, Brian Anderson," said Nancy. "He's not in any trouble or anything. We work with his father, and he sent us to tell him something."
"Well, he's in this class too. He should be here in a few minutes."
"He skipped his last class."
"I don't think he'd skip this one. We're in it together, and I'm sure he wants to spend time with me. What's the message? I'll pass it along to him. If he doesn't show up, we have a date tonight at eight."
"It's a private matter."
Mary frowned. "Something's night quite right here. Brian and I don't have any secrets from each other, and it's strange that you insist that he's not in trouble. That makes me think that he is. What's really going on?"
"He has done, or might have done, a few things lately that could get him into trouble, and by trouble I don't necessarily mean trouble with the authorities. As colleagues of his father, we wanted to speak to him so that we can know why and help him."
"Well, hopefully we will catch him. A friend of his that we met thought he might also go to a church, even though he didn't normally attend one. In case he doesn't show up, do you know if there is any church he might prefer going to?"
"Alright, it looks like we can try every church in the town, or we can go back to the lab. How many churches are there in walking distance of the university, anyway?"
"I suppose that would work," says Jerome, "although I feel like there should be something we could try instead of waiting around for the class to end."
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