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Well, it could have been burglars…

“…All I said was: ‘It might have been burglars,’ I said, ‘remember that, next time you leave a window open all night; this time it was a dead man,’ I said, ‘and that’s unpleasant enough, but next time it might be burglars,’ I said, ‘and all of us murdered in our beds.'” (6).

Note: the philosophy of “it could have been worse,” understatement, the idea of a dead body only being unpleasant.

Sayers, Dorothy L,. (2009). Whose body?. (p. 8). Mineola, New York: Dover Publications, INC.