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When Giles had known my mother for three weeks I noticed a slight flicker in his right eyelid. I doubt that anyone who watched my mother’s suitors less assiduously than I would have spotted it, but I had a reason to watch them, and I knew that it was time to take Giles to lunch. […]
“And this peppermill,” he said, his voice becoming a little shrill, “is the body of Major Carson’s squadron. They couldn’t have taken the Fal – ” “And you are forgetting,” there was a sneer in the emphasis, an old accusation about the convenience of this amnesia, “that the spinney was not cleared until the next […]
Thirteen days. I sighed. Alice was leaning over the freezer, and I was trying not to speculate on the survival prospects of the entirely inappropriate cordovan stretched dangerously tight across her expansive fundament. She found what she was after, layered ice cream, cream, syrup and sprinkles into a soup plate, and brought it to the […]
Let’s just say that there are different approaches to this work, and leave it at that. I wouldn’t want to have to admit that my predecessor’s approach is one that makes me want to take Rule 16, bend it so far out of shape that its mother wouldn’t recognize it, and hang it round his […]