As a rule, traveling salesmen manage to extract and radiate as much joy and mirth as any class of citizens that I know of. But even these genial spirits have their own sorrows.
Waring’s prejudices, when they were roused, were strong. His daughter looked up in amazement at his sudden passion, the frown on his face, and the fire in his eye.
Poirot moved a plate of bread and butter the eighth of an inch, and said sharply:
“Well, go on, I’m waiting.”
"Couldn't possibly say without examining him," he said. "It might be due to one of several conditions."
“Well, I’m glad to have seen his picture after all these years,” he said; and on the
Young ladies grew up earlier then, and sixteen was considered quite old. So Dicky went, and found Polly a grown-up young lady, with full muslin skirts down to her heels, a short-waisted bodice belted just under her arms, and a large poke-bonnet. Dicky was very shy, but Polly was not, and rallied him unmercifully, even cruelly alluding to the smut on his nose, which she had remembered all those years.
The sudden mention at this juncture of young Greaves made Coventry's heart contract with a spasm of jealous apprehension.
??Little spoilt mammy coddle,?? thought old Nosey Noakley. ??We aren??t good enough for him.??
going to be my fault. Now, as we’re spinning along at such a fast clip we had better get out of the breeze, and stop talking so much.”
Nevil Lindsey’s deposition gives a detail not mentioned in any printed sketch or oral tradition: “Three case-knives were stuck into the body of Mrs. Stegal, one of them was buried in so deep that the fire which consumed the house would not burn the handle.”
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