The Woodville Rubies
Clarence H. New
Published in The Blue Book Magazine, Aug 1908.
The wealthy financier distinctly remembers paying a huge amount by check for the exquisite ruby necklace. He remembers locking the piece of jewelry in his library safe. And he remembers opening the safe to show it to guests late that day and finding it was gone. He also has a fuzzy partial memory of having given it away.