Shipton sentence example

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  • Edith Shipton appeared, as Cynthia had described, to be more nervous than a fifth-grader on speech day.
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  • Edith Shipton looked concerned.
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  • There was no further sign of either Edith Shipton or the boy.
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  • Did you notice Mrs. Shipton's son had a different last name?
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  • He was talking to Edith Shipton who was nodding and biting her fingernails, when she wasn't wringing her hands.
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  • Miss Worthington's a big mucky-muck in the historical society, he said, for Edith Shipton's benefit.
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  • As he rose to answer it, he couldn't help noticing Edith Shipton's alarmed reaction to the ring.
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  • Edith Shipton took the garment and held it against herself.
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  • For the first time since she'd arrived, Edith Shipton had a peaceful look on her face.
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  • However, she said nothing in deference to Edith Shipton's son who remained engrossed with his puzzle.
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  • They all looked up as Edith Shipton tentatively entered the room, dressed in Annie Quincy's antique dress.
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  • The answer seemed to please Edith Shipton and she appeared to relax.
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  • Jerome Shipton isn't Donnie's father.
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  • No one tells Jerome Shipton what to do.
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  • Cynthia gently prodded the woman until Edith Shipton began to relate her story, speaking in almost a monotone.
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  • Instead, they literally forced her to wed Jerome Shipton, a widowed family friend twelve years her senior.
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  • Dean answered affirmatively and smiled up at Edith Shipton, giving an all-is-well wave.
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  • We don't have an Edith Shipton registered here.
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  • I told him we didn't have an Edith Shipton registered here.
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  • Edith Shipton's rental car, blanketed in six inches of fresh snow, remained out front.
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  • What did Mrs. Shipton have to say after I left last night?
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  • Dean hadn't had time for a discussion with Cynthia about whether or not to tell Edith Shipton of the inquiry about her staying at Bird Song.
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  • He summarized his conversation with Edith Shipton, adding his opinion.
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  • After listening to her this morning, I'm beginning to wonder if we're getting the whole story about Jerome Shipton.
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  • Edith Shipton sat nearby, long finished with her meal, oblivious to Gladys' tales.
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  • I told a man on the phone, who didn't identify himself, that Edith Shipton wasn't registered at Bird Song.
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  • I just told the guy we didn't have a Mrs. Shipton listed.
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  • She claims Donnie isn't Shipton's son.
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  • Sounds like you maybe didn't like Mr. Jerome Shipton very much.
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  • So, what are you going to do about Shipton?
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  • And we both know if Shipton is a beater, chances are good she'll just keep on taking it, until he kills her or gets what he wants.
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  • It seems to me, the jury is still out on this mess but if Shipton is stalking her, legally or not, she deserves reasonable protection until we know for sure.
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  • It brings the authorities into the picture in case Shipton does show up and causes trouble.
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  • That was Edith Shipton!
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  • While he wanted to avoid further involvement in Edith Shipton's troubled world, he felt proud of his wife inherent sense of compassion toward anyone in trouble.
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  • Just as they had reversed their direction, Edith Shipton passed them, driving down the mountain, not speeding but too fast by Dean's conservative standards.
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  • As Dean and his young passenger neared Bird Song, Edith Shipton drove up the street, parked, and entered the inn ahead of them.
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  • When Dean told his wife about the bearded man who seemed to be following Edith Shipton, Cynthia just shook her head.
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  • Edith Shipton had come down the stairs and was standing under the archway.
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  • There was a hint of recognition on the man's face as he glanced over Dean's shoulder at Edith Shipton who had just emerged from the parlor.
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  • Cynthia was still on the phone so after Dean introduced himself he completed the paperwork, without comment or acknowledgment that he knew Ryland's relationship to Bird Song's other guest Edith Shipton and her son.
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  • Surprisingly, Fred O'Connor, arch fan of any hint of mystery, remained uninterested in the Donald Ryland-Edith Shipton-Jerome Shipton triangle.
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  • When Dean answered it, Edith Shipton stood there, still clad in the white dress, that she now owned.
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  • Edith Shipton gave a half smile and left.
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  • And, I guess this guy Shipton is abusive, and doesn't take rejection very well.
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  • Shipton is a devil.
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  • I don't have Shipton's dough or his connections, but I'm not going away either.
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  • I bought her one of those phone cards so she can call without Shipton knowing about it.
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  • Shipton would kill her if he knew I had any contact.
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  • What caused her to finally leave Shipton?
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  • Shipton sounds like a real jerk.
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  • It was almost twenty-four hours before Shipton and Donnie got back to civilization, with the kid's body.
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  • Shipton claimed Jerry fell in the water while they were shooting rapids and Shipton himself nearly drowned trying to save him.
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  • I guess I just automatically think the worst of anything that comes out of Shipton's mouth, regardless.
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  • And Shipton is the only one who's doing the talking.
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  • How did Shipton react to his own son's death?
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  • Dean thought a moment and then said, "Shipton is on his way out here."
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  • But when I met her, the boy wasn't even with her and she laid this soap opera story on me about leaving Shipton and being pregnant.
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  • While Cynthia began serving breakfast, Edith Shipton emerged, looking as if she'd had little sleep.
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  • Edith Shipton looked up in shock, mouth agape.
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  • The first person Dean thought of was Donnie's stepfather, Jerome Shipton.
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  • Jerome Shipton is in town.
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  • Dean explained how they suspected it was Shipton who had frightened Donnie on the ski slope in Telluride.
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  • Weller said Shipton knows where Edith is staying.
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  • Weller says Shipton claims he doesn't.
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  • He tried to get her to seek a court order against Shipton if she was in fear of him, or, at the very least talk to an attorney.
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  • I spoke to Mrs. Shipton about it.
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  • It probably was Edith Shipton in her white dress.
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  • Just then, Edith Shipton came down the stairs.
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  • Edith Shipton's jaw dropped and a panicked look spread across her white face.
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  • Shipton may be sleaze of the year, but until he does something illegal, there isn't anything the law can do.
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  • Dean considered calling the City of Ouray Police but realized they too could be of little help unless Shipton did something against the law.
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  • Both agreed they hadn't seen the last of Jerome Shipton.
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  • He told Cynthia about Effie's apparition, then added, "I'm sure it was poor Edith Shipton strolling around the place."
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  • Jerome Shipton was standing behind a tree and Dean caught sight of his maroon jacket just before he stepped out into the sunlight.
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  • Shipton laughed, never taking his eyes from Cynthia.
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  • Before letting him read the translations, the Deans filled him in on their activities, including their forest meeting with Jerome Shipton.
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  • The Deans joined the ice climbers and others in the living room for afternoon snacks and chatter just as Edith Shipton descended the stairs.
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  • Edith Shipton, all abeam, took the Deans aside to tell them how thrilled she was with her son Donnie's blossoming relationship with his father.
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  • If Shipton did sneak in here after we saw him, she must have seen him.
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  • Edith Shipton moved down the hall, causing Dean to think her destination was his and Cynthia's quarters but she stopped in front the small room occupied by Donald Ryland.
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  • A moment's hesitation, a quick hand on the door knob, and Edith Shipton disappeared into the bedroom of her long ago lover.
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  • She can't wait any longer, with Shipton poking around town.
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  • Was Edith's vivid imagination working overtime or had Jerome Shipton managed to slip by Janet O'Brien and invade his wife's room?
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  • Just then he looked up to see Jerome Shipton sauntering down the stairs.
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  • Dean said before Shipton reached the bottom step or could open his mouth.
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  • Shipton answered with a smile.
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  • Jerome Shipton's smile disappeared.
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  • Shipton smiled up at her.
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  • When Dean looked up to where Edith Shipton had stood, she had retreated up the stairs.
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  • Weller's only concession was to say he'd talk to Shipton in hopes of getting him to leave voluntarily, if he could find the time.
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  • It's not just Jerome Shipton.
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  • He too was troubled to distraction by Shipton's presence, enough to pass up such an obvious chance to pull Fred's leg.
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  • Ryland and Jerome Shipton had left on their own, presumably for the ice park.
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  • Now that the busy morning activity no longer occupied Cynthia's mind, she again was visibly upset about Bird Song's latest guest, Jerome Shipton, and the penchant for trouble that surrounded his presence.
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  • I'm not sure Edith Shipton ever has enjoyed that much.
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  • We'll not let Jerome Shipton spoil our days for us.
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  • Somehow, I can't see my fiancée Franny relating very well to Edith Shipton.
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  • Shipton held up his hands, mimicking surrender.
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  • I've been a bundle of nerves since Edith Shipton first showed up on our doorstep.
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  • Dean explained the phone call from Indiana and Cynthia's general displeasure, particularly with Jerome Shipton.
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  • He adlibbed a ridiculous story of wanting do a magazine piece on Shipton and began to flatter the listener, saying he was recommended as a prime source of accurate information.
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  • Shipton is a son of a bitch in anyone's book.
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  • So how did Mr. Shipton get to be a gazillionaire?
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  • Dean, crossing his fingers at being on a roll, decided to ask about the death of Shipton's son.
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  • I don't think Mr. Whitehouse likes Jerome Shipton.
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  • No point in even introducing a mention of Jerome Shipton.
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  • The reunited Shipton family stood like a Saturday Evening Post cover.
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  • The boy smiled at the suggestion, but Shipton shook his head no.
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  • I think that awful man Mr. Shipton told her the truth about Annie.
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  • The five of us sat together at the restaurant this evening and after Edith and I went to the ladies room, we came back to find Claire livid and Mr. Shipton laughing.
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  • As it tolled its final gong, Edith Shipton appeared, in her late night attire— the Annie Quincy white dress—her hair loosened about her shoulders.
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  • Edith Shipton remained unaccounted for, and unmentioned.
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  • Jerome Shipton passed Dean in the hall, holding the side of his head, and left the building as Dean hung up the phone.
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  • He caught up with Shipton on the sidewalk where the man was holding a handkerchief to the side of his head while loading gear to his vehicle and chuckling to himself.
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  • Dean turned him around as he was swinging, knocking Shipton flying into a snow bank with a right hand that started at ground level.
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  • Dean leaped on Shipton, clawing away at the soft snow, pummeling him like an eighth grade schoolyard brawler while Shipton, still clutching his ice ax in one hand, swung at Dean, catching him on the cheek and face with the side of the solid handle.
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  • When he finished the chores, he swallowed three aspirins and went outside to shovel the accumulating snow, hoping further activity might dissipate the anger he felt, not only at Shipton, but at himself for losing it in so public and childish manner.
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  • Any thoughts of Shipton could wait until later.
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  • Not only did the intensifying snow make climbing even more dangerous than usual, but Shipton's accident had cloaked a pall over everyone's activities.
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  • Shipton was an ass.
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  • And worse yet, he felt a strange shiver of discomfit at Cynthia's odd reaction to Jerome Shipton's death.
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  • Jake probably thinks I kicked Shipton over the side.
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  • I was downstream, on the other side of the bridge, watching Penny and by the time I noticed the crowd and got there, they were getting ready to haul Shipton out.
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  • He was climbing alone, something I guess you're not supposed to do, especially if you're a beginner like Shipton was.
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  • Gladys is happy as hell about Shipton's swan dive.
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  • It looks like Shipton got in a few good whacks.
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  • Just where were you when Shipton took a dive?
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  • Did someone really kill Jerome Shipton?
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  • Now, given that, wouldn't you say whoever did the cutting might suspect it would cause Mr. Shipton a bit of bodily harm?
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  • You tried to beat the shit out of Shipton only hours before and instead he damned near beat the shit out of you.
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  • If you were in a beauty contest with Shipton, it wouldn't be you taking home the medals.
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  • Where was Mrs. Shipton at the time?
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  • My read is Shipton didn't exactly make friends at Bird Song.
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  • In between, his sleep-movies starred Annie, huddled and pregnant as she walked the penstock trail in tears, and Shipton plunging down to the rocks and river below, amid scores of viewers clapping and cheering his bloody demise.
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  • Dean knew the old man was itching to raise the more important topic of Jerome Shipton's death.
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  • The way I see it, we best get ourselves involved in setting this Shipton business straight.
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  • I made this here list of everyone I figured who could have done it, and Edith Shipton is right on top.
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  • I was on the scene of Shipton's swan dive with Mountain Rescue but it happened inside the city line so it's the City of Ouray's territory.
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  • Is Shipton still alive?
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  • I thought you said they were getting ready to spread Shipton's body parts around to the sick and needy and then plant what was left.
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  • My guess is Shipton either said something to someone before he croaked or he's still alive and talking.
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  • Dean managed to whistle down a young boy who agreed to use his snow blower on Dean's unfinished sidewalk, for an amount Dean considered ridiculous, but he knew he needed to get up to snuff on Shipton's fall before he was totally on the defensive.
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  • Neither Shipton appeared to consider tidiness a high priority.
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  • What in hell would Jerome Shipton be doing with Janet's telephone number?
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  • I wonder where Shipton got it.
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  • Dean frowned, perturbed at being discovered scrounging through Shipton's belongings, but he continued.
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  • While she denied any knowledge of her phone number being in Shipton's room, Dean questioned if she was telling the truth.
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  • He didn't tell her of his escalating concerns over the Shipton case, nor, surprisingly did she ask about it.
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  • He left Bird Song, telling Janet where he was going and together with Fred, hiked up to the ice park to where Shipton had fallen.
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  • A yellow police tape blocked off the area where Shipton had belayed for his ill-fated drop.
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  • If Shipton was far enough over the edge, close enough to the bottom and the river to survive the fall, how could he see you hacking away at his rope?
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  • As they came in sight of the building, two men were lugging Shipton's belongings to a waiting car.
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  • When I heard someone killed Shipton, I was sure it was Edith, but the cops aren't even looking at her.
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  • Why don't you tell Heinrich here we don't know shit about Shipton so we can get back to enjoying ourselves?
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  • Edith Shipton was standing by the fireplace, sobbing, Ryland was ready to swing on Fitzgerald, Claire Quincy was protesting something in the corner while Effie just looked bewildered.
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  • Mick, trailing behind with Penny, called over his shoulder, "Why don't you just round up all of Shipton's enemies, rent a stadium and interview them?"
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  • Dean realized from his past experience that being forthcoming and subjecting himself to interrogation without an attorney was naive but the entire idea of his trying to kill Shipton was so ludicrous in his mind, he tended to minimize the seriousness of the situation.
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  • No, I didn't kill Shipton, or try to kill him by cutting his rope.
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  • Were you sleeping with Mrs. Shipton?
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  • Why did Mrs. Shipton choose Bird Song to visit?
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  • Why did you tell Jerome Shipton his wife wasn't registered here?
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  • Look, Edith Shipton had just poured her heart out to my wife and me that she had run away from an abusive husband and was hiding.
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  • I didn't lie to him when I told him no one named Shipton was registered at Bird Song but I saw no reason to go out of my way and help him either.
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  • Corday never volunteered any information and when Dean asked him outright if Shipton was still alive, the officer ignored the question and changed the subject.
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  • Is Shipton accusing me?
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  • Have you been in Shipton's room?
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  • Dean remembered Shipton's luggage and the container that held the rope.
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  • That, coupled with Cynthia's strange behavior at the news of Shipton's fall bothered him far more than he'd allowed himself to believe.
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  • Yes, Shipton whispered the name Dean to Jake Weller, but perhaps he didn't mean David Dean!
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  • But then he pictured his beautiful wife, her unfailingly sweet and kind nature, and refused his mind's picture of her kneeling there in the snow, calmly sawing Shipton's rope until it parted, plunging him to his bloody death.
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  • He hadn't spoken to Edith Shipton since her husband's accident and felt, as the host of Bird Song, he owed the woman some sort of condolence.
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  • However, in view of the Shipton couple's unconventional estrangement, he wasn't sure what words might be appropriate.
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  • That ought to make Edith Shipton dead last by Dean's calculation.
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  • I wish I knew Shipton's condition and what, if anything he saw or told them he saw.
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  • Jerome Shipton didn't show up for a day or two and Ryland hadn't arrived yet either.
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  • Shipton wasn't even in Ouray yet so no one could have been planning to use it to kill him.
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  • Tried to kill Shipton?
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  • My guess is someone did a bit of planning for Jerome Shipton's big fall, and Edith hasn't demonstrated any real talent for long-range thinking.
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  • In my mind, that speaks of organizing, not the kind of behavior Edith Shipton has demonstrated.
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  • Gladys, because I saw the venom in her eyes after Shipton took advantage of her.
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  • Either Jerome Shipton would have seen the cut and not used the rope, or he would have fallen so far he'd be whispering to Lucifer, not Jake Weller.
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  • No, whoever sliced Jerome Shipton's line did so after he'd partially descended.
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  • If Shipton let her know he knew all the dirt on Annie's past, that might throw a kibosh on the whole business.
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  • If Shipton did, in fact, bust her chops over the fact Annie Quincy was a hooker, who knows, she might hate him enough to do something nasty.
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  • She'd have to realize if Shipton knew about Annie, so did a bunch of us.
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  • The boy is smart enough to see what Shipton was doing to his mother and he's the most logical one to have taken the knife in the first place.
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  • Yup. I can't see any of the ice climbers taking Shipton seriously enough to bother to dump him.
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  • She sure hated Shipton.
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  • I didn't want to say it, but I saw her, real close to where Shipton fell.
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  • Then Fred asked, "What did she have to say about Shipton's fall when the two of you drove to the airport?"
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  • But she's so pleased Mr. Shipton is dead, it frightens me.
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  • Has your sister given any indication Shipton might have told her the truth about Annie Quincy?
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  • Shipton's told them I'm in bed with you against him and if they haven't bought what he said in total, they've sure banked the down payment.
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  • So Shipton is alive?
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  • Especially if he buys the garbage Shipton is selling.
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  • Lord knows what Edith Shipton might say.
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  • My source tells me they've snuggled Shipton someplace cozy because he's afraid you'll try to kill him again.
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  • Besides, if they buy the fact Edith Shipton is nuts, maybe they don't feel they owe her the normal concern they'd give a sane spouse.
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  • Dean felt the beginnings of a headache creep along the base of his neck as he tried to concentrate on who, among the cast of characters cloistered snugly in Bird Song, might have been responsible for Jerome Shipton's fall.
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  • I got the poop on Shipton's condition.
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  • As he peddled the road to Ouray, he tried to formulate a scenario of Shipton's ice park fall that made sense.
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  • The logical suspect was the person who possessed the most reason to see Jerome Shipton dead.
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  • That had to be Edith Shipton.
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  • And, if she had cut the line earlier, it would have either been noticed by Shipton or he would have fallen the entire distance of more than a hundred feet from the edge to his certain death.
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  • Might have Shipton faked the accident in some sick attempt to place the blame on David Dean whom he obviously despised?
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  • Unless one of these people had a reason to kill Shipton beyond the apparent.
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  • Shipton's fall did not fit either category.
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  • Dean hadn't been in the vicinity of Shipton's fall.
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  • Fred's life was a mystery in some respects but he was honest and his report of Cynthia after Shipton's fall was certainly not a fabrication.
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  • While he hated even speculating about a child murderer, it was the first time Shipton's attempted killing began to make any sense.
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  • He wondered how much Miss Mulligan knew about the aggressive Mrs. Shipton.
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  • No. Mrs. Shipton is in her room.
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  • The police are already investigating Jerome Shipton's accident and—" "Accident?
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  • My bet is she disguised herself as you—that's why Shipton said your name to Jake Weller!
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  • I'd like to hear Donnie's side of the story about the drowning of Shipton's son, too.
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  • Has Janet ever mentioned Mr. Shipton?
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  • Dean didn't mention that Shipton was still among the living.
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  • You don't know what Mr. Shipton wanted Janet to do, do you?
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  • It didn't appear Shipton had a relationship of any kind with Janet nor did she seem to have any logical reason to try and kill him.
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  • I know he wasn't real sad when Mr. Shipton fell but now that his real father is around, he isn't as scared as he was.
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  • And Shipton was out of town.
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  • So the whole business about Shipton lugging a dead body back to civilization was a total fabrication.
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  • Maybe Jerome Shipton has never forgiven both of them or, at the very least, that's how Donnie reads it.
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  • I could see how Shipton might hate his wife.
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  • Dean's mind churned the details of the recent happenings, trying to make sense of Shipton's orchestrated plunge to the river, and the strange reactions of those still sleeping beneath Bird Song's roof, and elsewhere.
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  • He woke with a start, to find Edith Shipton, with only her long blonde hair covering the body that was snuggling against him!
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  • You're not Annie Quincy—you're Edith Shipton.
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  • Now that Cynthia knew, he didn't care who else found Edith Shipton in his room.
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  • Dean leaped from his bed and charged up the stairs to Edith Shipton's room!
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  • Even Sheriff Jake Weller was there, and the city police chief and, in various costumes of night-wear, Fred, the Quincy sisters and Gladys Turnbull who'd let out a banshee scream that woke everyone but poor Edith Shipton, who'd never wake again.
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  • When did you and Mrs. Shipton last talk?
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  • The last thing he wanted now was for the police to interview his wife so soon after she'd hung up on him as he lay in bed with the now-dead Edith Shipton.
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  • Dean tried to ignore Edith Shipton's body as he passed the temporary catafalque erected in his office.
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  • Tell them that naked Edith Shipton came out of his room and moments later hanged herself.
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  • Dean wondered if her throat was sore after her pre-dawn glass-breaking scream upon first seeing Edith Shipton's body slowly turning from the end of the sash.
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  • There's no doubt the note is in Mrs. Shipton's handwriting—even Corday agrees with that.
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  • Is the handwriting definitely Edith Shipton's?
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  • He's sending it and the samples of Mrs. Shipton's writing over to CBI in Denver, just to make sure.
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  • In spite of Shipton saying 'Dean?'
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  • According to Corday, Shipton doesn't remember anything about the fall and doesn't even remember saying anything to me at the scene.
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  • That doesn't answer why Shipton said my name to you.
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  • Dean knew in time, he'd get over the sudden death of Edith Shipton but he also knew the fact he failed to stop her from killing herself would remain with him forever.
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  • Where is Jerome Shipton, Sheriff?
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  • Why did Shipton go back to old Virginia?
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  • Corday wanted Shipton to hang around but couldn't stop him from leaving.
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  • Mrs. Shipton was packaged a little loosely to start with, so the white dress and her being pregnant and all just pushed her all the further.
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  • What bothered Dean most was his misread of Edith Shipton.
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  • First, she gets brooding about it, knows she's pregnant, knows Shipton is still alive and won't let her go.
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  • Dean rose and began to leave the room, disgusted that Gladys Turnbull would trivialize Edith Shipton's death in fiction, even before the shattered woman was cold in the ground.
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  • You might not have liked Edith Shipton, but her death is still a tragedy.
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  • Edith Shipton commits suicide just like Annie Quincy did.
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  • There are a lot of questions about Edith Shipton I can't answer, but they don't make any difference.
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  • But I can't say I miss that Shipton lady none.
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  • Edith Shipton is dead.
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  • Edith Shipton was a very troubled woman, from the first time she stepped into Bird Song.
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  • He'd even considered his wife might have killed Shipton.
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  • When I found out Shipton had fallen, it frightened me to death.
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  • How awful his life must have been living with that shit Shipton.
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  • They were silent for a few moments before he asked, "If you were that close to where Shipton fell, you must have seen Edith."
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  • Edith Shipton was protecting the one person she truly loved, her son Donnie.
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  • Near where Shipton fell?
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  • Jerome Shipton is no longer in the hospital and was never hurt critically.
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  • Do you suppose Shipton suspects what Donnie did?
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  • At least Edith Shipton was alive before she visited Bird Song.
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  • Maybe he didn't stop Edith Shipton from taking her own life and maybe he couldn't have done so if he'd tried, but the bottom line scrawled in bold print said he stood idly by while it happened.
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  • Mrs. Dean saw him up there when Mr. Shipton fell and she's concerned...about Donnie.
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  • Shipton was a meanie.
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  • I was praying he wasn't involved in Shipton's fall.
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  • While the on premise death of Edith Shipton remained on their minds, it was sinking to a lower level of importance.
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  • She confided it to her husband late one night, awakening him from his sleep as Edith Shipton had just awakened him but a week before.
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  • He thought of Edith Shipton, impregnated by a man she hated and who seemed not to have wanted an intrusive fetus invading her life.
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  • All of Edith Shipton's belongings were still packed in a closet at Bird Song.
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  • Dean asked Weller to contact Shipton concerning disposition.
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  • Why would we want Shipton's stuff?
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  • Why would I want those papers any more than I want Shipton's garbage?
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  • You're supposed to get a call about sending Shipton's belongings back east.
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  • The only thing I mailed was Mrs. Shipton's wedding ring.
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  • Shipton doesn't want it.
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  • The collection was made up of Shipton's newly purchased, barely used, ice climbing gear, ropes, ice axes, pitons and various garments.
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  • One of them bundles says it's Mrs. Shipton's stuff but all it has in it is the white dress.
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  • There wasn't anybody left in Edith Shipton's life for her to turn to.
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  • Everything about Edith Shipton was strange—her moods—her personality—the fact that she lied so easily.
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  • She claimed Shipton was nuts to have her back, when in reality, who knows how he felt?
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  • Even though she had a bruise, we only have her word that Shipton beat her.
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  • Edith Shipton was, first and foremost, a very manipulative and self-centered woman who had a love-hate relationship with every man she ever met.
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  • Primarily, it was Jerome Shipton's severed climbing rope that remained a knotty question that wouldn't go away.
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  • So, you think Jerome Shipton cut the line so it looked like someone was trying to kill him and then used the remaining portion to loop through an anchor so he could then rappel down?
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  • No one would have seen him so he could have cut the line and then rappelled down, on a looped line, after Shipton fell.
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  • He could now picture how Jerome Shipton might have caused his own fall.
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  • The only other party involved with Shipton who was an ice climber was Donald Ryland.
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  • Donald isn't coming to the lawyer's office because he doesn't want to see Shipton if he doesn't have to.
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  • Then you're meeting with Shipton?
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  • It's temporary custody at first until some court stuff takes place and we're married but the lawyer says Shipton definitely signed.
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  • Shipton is in Ouray?
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  • Dean hadn't received word from the Shipton family since Weller had deposited the baggage on his doorstep.
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  • If Shipton was in town, Dean was unaware of it.
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  • His first inclination was to stay as far away from Bird Song as possible until Shipton was long gone.
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  • However, he was even less inclined to leave Cynthia, perhaps alone, if Shipton were to come by for the stored belongings.
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  • No, the events of two weeks past didn't make total sense, at least not yet, but Dean was suddenly interested, not in avoiding Jerome Shipton, but asking him some important questions.
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  • Shipton had come and gone.
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  • Cynthia had spotted him coming up the walk, Martha explained, and managed to remain out of sight while Fred helped Shipton lug down the belongings.
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  • Shipton insisted on paying for the last two weeks even though he wasn't near the place.
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  • Fred continued to stand by as Dean found where Jerome Shipton was staying on the second try.
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  • Because if someone doesn't find him soon, Jerome Shipton is going to be a dead man!
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  • Dean jogged up the hill to ice park, hoping to find Penny and Mick, and perhaps Donald Ryland, before confronting Jerome Shipton.
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  • The others might be below, but Shipton would attempt the same climb where he had fallen two weeks before.
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  • Dean wished he'd taken time to dress more warmly as he hurried down the penstock path toward where Shipton's severed line had been tethered.
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  • Dean pegged her to be Jerome Shipton's companion.
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  • He called Shipton's name once more, but again his shout hung unanswered in the still winter air.
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  • He could wait until help arrived or just wait until Shipton climbed back up—before something untoward occurred.
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  • Shipton had used a gnarled cedar, years dead, as an anchor for his line.
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  • Jerome Shipton was scarcely a dozen feet lower, off to his left.
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  • Shipton, think about it!
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  • Shipton dismissed Dean's concern with a smile.
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  • Shipton squirmed, adjusting his position.
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  • Shipton halted what he was doing and looked up, the smile now gone.
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  • Dean attempted to move, turning his body for a clearer look down at Shipton but the adjustment in his position caused a shower of snow to descend on him, nearly covering his head and shoulders.
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  • Shipton laughed as Dean spit away the icy covering.
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  • He now had Shipton's attention.
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  • Once more, Shipton laughed.
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  • Dean had no doubt about Shipton's ultimate intention.
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  • Shipton swung his ice ax again, inching up closer to Dean.
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  • Shipton paid him no mind.
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  • Glancing over his shoulder at his advancing pursuer, he knew he'd have to drop far enough and rapidly enough to pass Shipton before the killer could swing out with his deadly ax.
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  • Shipton's ax bit the ice scarcely a foot below Dean as the man glared up at him, a snarl on his face.
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  • When the stopping jolt came, it nearly knocked the wind out of him with its abruptness, but he'd fallen only to the level of Shipton's knees.
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  • Shipton flailed out at him with his ax, missing his head by inches as Dean leaned sideways and frantically fumbled with his line to drop again.
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  • Shipton, sensing now that Dean had not simply fallen, began to work at the ring on his harness where his line was secured.
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  • Shipton leaned to his right and began to chip away at a large outcrop of ice directly above Dean, laughing as a loosened piece tumbled downward, striking Dean's exposed head, nearly knocking him senseless.
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  • Shipton swore and began to fumble with his line to rappel again, down to the now injured and trapped form hovering below him.
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  • As he was about to drop, Dean saw Shipton's half-severed line begin to part!
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  • But his cry came an instant too late as Shipton plummeted past him, his ice ax swinging in a rip across Dean's calf as he plummeted backward into space, and down to the rocks and churning river below.
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  • The leg wound from Shipton's flailing ice ax had been an eight-stitcher of no permanent consequence.
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  • Shipton was dead—he had tried to kill Dean.
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  • Shipton's traveling companion, Penelope Something, hysterically filled in what little she knew to Jake Weller and Emile Corday, both of whom visited the patient at the hospital.
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  • The bottom line is Shipton killed his wife.
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  • It wasn't the amount of the check Shipton gave you that caught my attention, it was the ink.
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  • If the pen were Edith's, how, or why would Shipton have it?
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  • The key told me Shipton could have been here that night.
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  • It was Shipton sneaking in.
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  • Just because Shipton had a key don't mean he used it.
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  • Shipton hadn't left town the day he checked out of the hospital.
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  • There was no reason to care when Shipton left town, was there?
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  • If Shipton did kill Edith as you say, how did he get her to leave a suicide note?
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  • That's the color of the ink on the check Shipton signed.
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  • Edith Shipton had attempted suicide once before, after her stepson drowned in her presence.
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  • Shipton must have been smart enough to notice the different color inks.
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  • Granted, Shipton was taking a slight chance, but a mighty slim one.
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  • I think Shipton found the pages and decided to follow Annie's method of death.
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  • I don't see how noticing a different color ink on Shipton's check made you so positive you set off after him the way you did.
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  • Fred added, Then Shipton had to set the whole scene up before he knocked over the chair.
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  • I think Shipton hid in the next room—perhaps in the closet.
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  • I'd guess Shipton left it.
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  • Why would Shipton try and kill you?
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  • Edith Shipton wasn't a saint either, nor do I think she was near as bewildered about life as she let on.
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  • She threw herself at Ryland, practically under Shipton's nose.
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  • Everything we knew about Edith Shipton came either from her directly or through Donald Ryland.
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  • You don't think Shipton was a wife beater?
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  • I'm not writing any letters to the Vatican proposing Jerome Shipton for sainthood.
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  • Aside from what we observed ourselves, everything we thought we knew about Jerome Shipton came from his wife, a dedicated liar.
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  • I wouldn't be surprised the Shipton marriage was a disaster from the start and Donnie's silence is a result of that tension.
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  • So you think Shipton came out here to Ouray with the intention of killing his wife?
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  • The first time Shipton fell or the second time?
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  • Shipton was mad as hell at me for knocking him down.
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