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The Greater Trumps (original 1932; edition 1969)
by Charles Williams, William Lindsay Gresham (Foreword)
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"And what have you been doing to-day, Sybil?" he asked, with an insincere good will, and as she looked up he thought angrily, "Her skin's getting clearer every day."
"Why, nothing very much," Sybil Coningsby said. "I did some shopping, and I made a cake, and went for a walk and changed the library books. And since tea I've been reading."
"Nice day," Mr. Coningsby answered, between a question and a sneer, wishing it hadn't been, though he was aware that if it hadn't been... but then it was certain to have been. Sybil always seemed to have nice days. He looked at his paper again. "I see the Government are putting a fresh duty on dried fruits," he snorted.
Sybil tried to say something, and failed. She was getting stupid, she thought, or (more probably) lazy. There ought to be something to say about the Government putting a duty on dried fruits. Nancy spoke instead.
"You're slow, auntie," she said. "The correct answer is: 'I suppose that means that the price will go up!' The reply to that is, 'Everything goes up under this accursed Government!'"
"Will you please let me do my own talking, Nancy?" her father snapped at her.
"Then I wish you'd talk something livelier than the Dead March in Saul," Nancy said.
"You're out of date again, Nancy," jeered her brother. "Nobody plays that old thing nowadays."
"Go to hell!" said Nancy.
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