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Mrs Haddington betrayed no pleasure at the sight of her secretary. ’ she said sharply. ’ ‘Well, it won’t do,’ said Mrs Haddington, contemp­ tuously flicking the scrap with one pointed, blood-red fingernail. ’ ‘I did, but I thought I’d better bring you a sample of it. ’ remarked Mrs Haddington. Beulah flushed, and folded her lips. ’ remarked Miss Pickhill. ‘What a healthy woman of your age, Lily, wants with a secretary, or whatever Miss Birtley calls herself, to run her errands for her is more than I can fathom.

Miss Beulah Birtley, whose errand on this February afternoon had been to discover whether there existed in London a firm willing to supply fresh caviare at a cut price for a party of fifty-odd persons, returned to Charles Street to discover her employer in the drawing-room, sustaining a visit from her sole and unmarried sister, Miss Violet Pickhill. There was a slight physical resemblance between the two ladies, both being lean, long-limbed, and of an aquiline cast of countenance; but it would have been hard to have found a more ill-assorted pair.

I’m not too sure about Guisborough. The people he mixes with, and the political opinions he holds, and the fact that he wasn’t brought up in the right surroundings – well, sometimes I wonder whether he’ll ever have the entrée – title or no title! ’ demanded Cynthia. 34 Y Duplicate death ‘I made it my business to find out,’ said Mrs Haddington shortly. ‘I’m not going to let you make a mistake that might ruin your life. ’ Her daughter yawned. ‘Actually, I shall marry anyone I like,’ she said. ‘In some ways, I think I should rather like it to be Lance, because there’s simply nothing he wouldn’t do to please me, besides being Lord Guisborough.

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