Короли и капуста

“Fox-in-the-Morning”

Goodwin?Pleasedon’tsayno.Isn’titwarm?IfeeljustlikeMarianainhermoatedgrange—orwasitarange?—it’shotenough.”

“No,there’snonewstotell,Ibelieve,”saidGoodwin,withamischievouslookinhiseye,“exceptthatoldGeddieisgettinggrumpierandcrossereveryday.Ifsomethingdoesn’thappentorelievehismindI’llhavetoquitsmokingonhisbackporch—andthere’snootherplaceavailablethatiscoolenough.”

“Heisn’tgrumpy,”saidPaulaBrannigan,impulsively,“whenhe—”

Butsheceasedsuddenly,anddrewbackwithadeepeningcolour;forhermotherhadbeenamestizolady,andtheSpanishbloodhadbroughttoPaulaacertainshynessthatwasanadornmenttotheotherhalfofherdemonstrativenature.

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