- B = Body of Sir Eustace Brackenstall
- A = Blackthorn cudgel
- P = Poker, bent in curve
- Ch = Oak chair
- T = Table
- C = Heavy curtain
- FW = French window
- W = Windows
- SB = Sideboard
"Yet the scene in the dining-room of the Abbey Grange was sufficiently strange to arrest his attention and to recall his waning interest.
"It was a very large and high chamber, with carved oak ceiling, oaken panelling, and a fine array of deers' heads and ancient weapons around the walls. At the farther end from the door was the high French window... Three smaller windows on the right hand side filled the apartment with cold winter sunshine. On the left was a large, deep fireplace, with a massive overhanging oak mantelpiece. Beside the fireplace was a heavy oaken chair with arms and cross-bars at the bottom."
"... 'had secured me tightly to the oaken chair which stands at the head of the dining-room table.'"
" It was the body of a tall, well made man. . . His two clenched hands were raised above his head, and a heavy blackthorn stick lay across them. . . Beside him lay the heavy poker, bent into a curve by the concussion."
"These three glasses upon the sideboard have been untouched, I suppose?"