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Cunningham

Merce . born 1919, US dancer and choreographer. His experimental ballets include Suit for Five (1956) and Travelogue (1977)
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"Shall I send you home in my trap?" asked old Cunningham.
Holmes," said old Cunningham. "Anything which you or the Inspector may suggest will most certainly be done."
He was obviously embarrassed for an instant, while the Inspector raised his eyebrows, and Alec Cunningham burst into a laugh.
Cunningham with some impatience, "this is surely very unnecessary.
"Wait here an instant," said young Alec Cunningham. "The fellow is off his head, in my opinion.
"Before going into this, I would draw your attention to the fact that, if Alec Cunningham's narrative was correct, and if the assailant, after shooting William Kirwan, had instantly fled, then it obviously could not be he who tore the paper from the dead man's hand.
Evidently, therefore, Alec Cunningham had lied when he said that the two men were struggling when the shot was fired.
"When I recovered I managed, by a device which had perhaps some little merit of ingenuity, to get old Cunningham to write the word 'twelve,' so that I might compare it with the 'twelve' upon the paper."
"I had a little talk with old Cunningham afterwards as to the motive of the crime.
"Of course, we do not yet know what the relations may have been between Alec Cunningham, William Kirwan, and Annie Morrison.
The two Cunninghams were bending over the prostrate figure of Sherlock Holmes, the younger clutching his throat with both hands, while the elder seemed to be twisting one of his wrists.
They all tend to deepen the impression upon my mind that the Cunninghams, father and son, had written this letter.