The neighbor on one side was an old woman living alone. She was deaf and remembered nothing. The house on the other was divided into apartments. The owners were questioned when they returned that evening. One, a middle-aged spinster, remembered music, loud choral music, in the early hours of the morning ten days or so before. She had telephoned the police to complain. Sometime later the music had stopped and she had fallen asleep.
- From The Patriot by Piers Paul Read