- AC - Arm chair
- B - Body of Col. Barclay
- WC - Wooden Club
- C - Couch
- F - Fireplace
- FD - French doors (windows)
- Cu - Curtains
- B - Birdcage
- D - Door(locked)
"The house stands in its own grounds, but the west side of it is not more than thirty yards from the high-road."
" There is a room which is used as a morning-room at Lachine. This faces the road, and opens by a large glass folding door on to the lawn. The lawn is thirty yards across, and is only divided from the highway by a low wall with an iron rail above it. It was into this room that Mrs. Barclay went upon her return."
"A sudden thought struck him, however, and he ran through the hall door and round to the lawn, upon which the long French windows opened. . . . His mistress had ceased to scream, and was stretched insensible upon a couch, while with his feet tilted over the side corner of the fender, was lying the unfortunate soldier, stone dead, in a pool of his own blood."
"Upon the floor, close to the body, was lying a singular club of hard carved wood with a bone handle."
"Because it ran up the curtain. A canary's cage was hanging in the window, and its aim seems to have been to get at the bird."