Bill Malloy has gone missing! Did Victoria Winters and Caroline Stoddard really see his corpse being battered against the rocks  from the cliff above?

Roger Collins nervously and haughtily dismisses the body seen by Victoria and Caroline washing against the cliff at Widow’s  Hill as seaweed or an old sail, the usual flotsam and jetsam.

His sister Elizabeth reminds him, “It’s not usually human.”

That’s Joan Bennett perfecting understatement in outrageous writing.