A vast emptiness. The room, in the darkness, seemed big as a cathedral. Warm currents of air still drifted from the radiators. Delfosse struck a match. They paused for a moment to take a breath and get their bearings. And suddenly the match dropped. A piercing shriek came from Delfosse … Chabot saw something too. Maigret observes from a distance as two boys are accused of killing a rich foreigner in Li?ge. Their loyalty, which binds them together through their adventures in the seedier..