By James Anderson
After which there have been 8 - Understandably, Lord Burford had a few misgivings approximately webhosting one other condominium get together at Alderley, his appealing state mansion. in spite of everything, the former may possibly at most sensible be defined as disastrous. yet with family vacationing down for a relative's funeral, the Earl particularly had no selection yet to provide them lodging. It did not take lengthy for issues to begin going mistaken. one of many visitors claimed she had wisdom that may destroy the others' reputations, yet fortunately no one took her heavily adequate to take offence. at the very least, that is what they proposal up till her physique used to be chanced on.
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I'm going to get you. I'm—' At this Clara did ring off. She stood quite still in the hall of the old, rambling house in Hampstead. Her heart was pounding and her legs felt weak. Never before had she been spoken to in that ghastly way. Old, indeed! She wasn't sixty yet. But she did feel she'd handled the person with considerable dignity. Suddenly she needed to sit down. She turned, to make her way back into the drawing-room, then gave a jump. Standing just two feet from her was a young woman. Clara clasped her hand to her heart.
Hello, Tommy,' said a soft and slightly breathless voice behind him. Tommy spun round and his face lightened. ' The girl standing there was a few years younger than himself. She had bobbed, platinum blond hair, done in lots of tight curls, and enormous pale blue eyes, set wide apart. She was wearing a cream cotton suit with peak lapels and patch pockets, and perched slightly to the side of her head was a light green Tyrolean hat, decorated with a pheasant tail. She looked extremely fashionable and very pretty.
She handed the envelope to Florrie, who opened it. 'Now, let me see. Well, George and Lavinia will come. I'm sure of that. They've always kept in touch. ' 'Oh, I know. And that time we stayed at Alderley was so wonderful. I'll never forget it. Even now, when they visit, I can't believe I'm actually talking to the Earl and Countess of Burford. ' 'That's precisely what I mean. And Geraldine's a lovely girl, such a live wire. So interesting, all she had to tell me about those terrible murders they had there.
The Affair of the Thirty-Nine Cufflinks by James Anderson