“I am terribly sorry, Aunt Olive, but we are quite definitely engaged.”
Gillian Clayton, turned her head towards her aunt, who sat forward in her chair, gazing at the fire, clasping her knees with her bony wrinkled hands, and refusing to look at her.
Dr.Clayton went out to the kitchen. Miss Bones heard her come, but remained at the sink, with her back turned to her employer, clattering the teacups and plates with dangerous vigour.
Interested in knowing why people are getting so upset? Just grab a copy of Josephine Bell’s
Death in Retirement from which both the extracts are taken.