By Alexander McCall Smith
1st in a brand new sequence via the writer of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective company. This sequence is determined in an residence development in Edinburgh, Scotland and has its percentage of eccentrics and screw ups. Dry, humorous, highly pleasing tales dependent within the author's place of origin.
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Soldier would ask. “Want me to treat you rough like Walcott? ” “That’s it,” Jack would say. He didn’t like it any, though. One morning we were all out on the road. We’d been out quite a way and now we were coming back. We’d go along fast for three minutes and then walk a minute, and then go fast for three minutes again. Jack wasn’t ever what you would call a sprinter. He’d move around fast enough in the ring if he had to, but he wasn’t any too fast on the road. All the time we were walking Soldier was kidding him.
Oh—” I said, feeling sick for him. ” He stood there biting his lower lip. “It is very difficult,” he said. ” He looked straight past me and out through the window. Then he began to cry. “I am utterly unable to resign myself,” he said and choked. And then crying, his head up, looking at nothing, carrying himself straight and soldierly, with tears on both his cheeks and biting his lips, he walked past the machines and out of the door. The doctor told me that the major’s wife, who was very young and whom he had not married until he was definitely invalided out of the war, had died of pneumonia.
Mussolini has abolished brothels. ” The girl wore a one-piece dress. She leaned forward against the table and put her hands on her breasts and smiled. She smiled better on one side than on the other and turned the good side towards us. The charm of the good side had been enhanced by some event which had smoothed the other side of her nose in, as warm wax can be smoothed. Her nose, however, did not look like warm wax. It was very cold and firmed, only smoothed in. ” she asked Guy. “He adores you,” I said.