That was not to say Fred had given up on amateur detecting.
Jessi covered her mouth, willing him not to say anything stupid to her delicate cousin.
It didn't seem fair not to say he was in there.
Alex's voice began forceful and then lost purpose - as if he thought it wiser not to say what was on his mind.
The reading of the names is, however, extremely uncertain, not to say improbable, and the far-reaching inferences drawn from them carry no conviction.