By Frederick Davis (1902-77).
First appearance: Top-Notch Magazine, June 1, 1926.
Short short story (5 pages).
Online at The Pulp Magazine Project (HERE, slow-load PDF; scroll down to page 67).
"She was a good safe while she lasted."
in the person of a man named Pott . . .
Comment: The first three paragraphs are fine examples of descriptive writing meant to
set the scene.
Resources:- Frederick Davis was astonishingly prolific; to see how prolific go to the GAD Wiki (HERE), the SFE (HERE), and a previous ONTOS posting (HERE).
The bottom line: