The Inspector Calls - Transcript
A police inspector comes and speaks to the wife of a murder victim.
Inspector: Good evening Mrs. Wilson. We want to ask you some questions about the night of the murder.
Mrs. Wilson: Yes, inspector. What do you want to know?
Inspector: What time did you return home Mrs. Wilson?
Mrs. Wilson: Well, I can't remember.
Inspector: Please try - it's very important.
Mrs. Wilson: Of course, inspector. Let me think...well, it was about ten past six. I parked the car in the garage and came into the house using the side door.
Inspector: The side door?
Mrs. Wilson: Yes, we have a door that goes from the garage directly into the house.
Mrs. Wilson: And when I came into the house, I walked into the library. Then I looked at the clock, I remember. And it was ten past six.
Inspector: Good. Now...what did you do next?
Mrs. Wilson: Well, I was surprised that my husband wasn't in the library.
Inspector: And why is that?
Mrs. Wilson: Because he usually is! I didn't know where he was.
Inspector: Did you think it was strange?
Mrs. Wilson: The side door wasn't locked so I knew someone was in the house.
Inspector: So what did you do?
Mrs. Wilson: I called out his name and I went to look in the kitchen.
Inspector: And then?
Mrs. Wilson: I started to walk upstairs to look...when the telephone rang.
Inspector: Who was it?
Mrs. Wilson: My husband's sister, Margaret. Horrible woman!
Inspector: Did you talk to her long?
Mrs. Wilson: I hate speaking to that woman. I told her I didn't know where Trevor was and then I hung up.
Inspector: So what was the time at this point?
Mrs. Wilson: Well, it was about quarter past six!
Inspector: What did you do after you put the phone down?
Mrs. Wilson: Well, I went upstairs again.
Mrs. Wilson: Yes, inspector. I went into the main bathroom which is next to our bedroom.
Inspector: Why did you go into the bathroom first?
Mrs. Wilson: Because the door was open. We always keep that door closed so I was surprised to see it open.
Inspector: And what did you see, Mrs. Wilson?
Mrs. Wilson: The gun.
Inspector: Your husband's gun?
Mrs. Wilson: Well, I wasn't sure it was my husband's gun but I was very worried to find a gun on the floor.
Inspector: Did you touch it?
Mrs. Wilson: No, I went into the bedroom which is next to the bathroom, as I said.
Mrs. Wilson: And I saw my husband on the floor and there was a lot of blood.
Inspector: What did you do then?
Mrs. Wilson: I screamed of course! Then I ran downstairs and called the police and an ambulance.
Inspector: Did you go back upstairs where your husband was Mrs. Wilson?
Mrs. Wilson: No! I waited in the lounge for about five minutes and the first police car arrived at about half past six.
Inspector: So you didn't touch your husband?
Mrs. Wilson: No, I saw the body and I came downstairs and called the police.
Inspector: OK, Mrs. Wilson. I don't have any more questions. Thank you for your time.
Mrs. Wilson: Of course, inspector. I'll show you out....
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