Doctor and Son
Doctor and Son
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the mornings myself earlier on,’ I admitted. ‘But I put that down to Grimsdyke’s bottle of duty-free rum.’ ‘It’s all very well for him to talk,’ said Molly Benskin, when a few minutes later I congratulated her on such enlightened parenthood, while Tony took his turn putting the other two psychological problems to bed. ‘He hasn’t got to wash the nappies,’ she went on, pouting. ‘Or do the ironing and mop up the puddles and wipe their beastly little faces every couple of minutes from morning to
tonight enters the finishing straight. Did you remember that sweet little thing Angela Palgrove-Badderly?’ I frowned. ‘The girl I was chatting to last week, the afternoon you were buying Christmas presents in Harrod’s.’ ‘Ah, yes…’ ‘Of course, she only works in a shop because it’s the fashionable thing among her friends. Angela’s terribly aristocratic – they’ve got the old country house, or rather they did have until they let it go as a reform school. Presented at Court, too, or she would have
bought a celluloid duck for the coming infant, and I was enjoying playing with this in the plastic baby’s bath when I was interrupted by a ring at the doorbell. I thought this might be Ann Pheasant coming to seek news, and as Nikki had her feet up in the bedroom I went down to open the door. I found on the mat a pleasant-looking dark-haired girl, grasping a large brass telescope. ‘Dr Farquarson?’ she asked. ‘I’m afraid not. I’m his partner, Dr Sparrow.’ ‘So you’re Dr Sparrow,’ she smiled.
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