Copyright – Ted Strutz
Ashenden entered the flat using a skeleton key. He found the socket for the electric lamp; removed the bulb – put a coin in its base and replaced the bulb.
He waited in the stairwell till he heard footsteps coming up and then walked to the small closet. Soon one of the switches in the circuit-breaker tripped. He removed the mains-plug and walked out.
A little rivet in a huge monster-machine, he had little chance of knowing what his action achieved. He walked back to his room – structuring the plot of espionage magnum-opus he planned to write after his retirement.
Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.