Chapters I and II
• Lord Peter Wimsey, on his way to a rare book auction, returns home when he discovers he has forgotten his catalog.
• Peter takes a telephone call from his mother who informs him a body has been found in the bathtub of a Mr. Alfred Thipps.
• Peter learns the body is nude but for a pair of glasses, and it was discovered by Thipps' maid Gladys.
• Parker comes to visit Peter and tells him about the case he is working on concerning Reuben Levy's disappearance.
• Levy disappeared suddenly leaving clothes unfolded, his glasses behind, and apparently taking no clothes with him at all.
• Parker investigated the dead body in the bathtub to see if it was Levy himself.
• From the state of his body Parker and Peter conclude that the man in the tub was a common laborer, not a wealthy man.
• It is noted...
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