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THE COLONEL'S LADY

"What on earth d'you mean?"
" Well, there's a fellow I know who's a critic. He took me out to dinner the other night and he had a book with him. `Got anything for me to read?' I said. `What's that?' `Oh, I don't think that's your cup of tea,' he said. `Its poetry. I've just: been reviewing it.' `No poetry for me,' I said. `It's about the hottest stuff I ever read,' he said. `Selling like hot cakes. And it's damned good."'
" Who's the book by?" asked George.
" A woman called Hamilton. My friend told me that wasn't her real name. He said her real name was Peregrine. `Funny,' I said, `I know a fellow called Peregrine.' `Colonel in the army,' he said. `Lives near Sheffield.' "
" I'd just as soon you didn't talk about me to your friends," said George with a frown of vexation.
" Keep your shirt on, dearie. Who d'you take me for? I just said: `It's not the same one."' Daphne giggled. "My friend said: `They say he's a regular Colonel Blimp.' "
George had a keen sense of humour.
" You could tell them better than that," he laughed. "If my wife had written a book I'd be the first to know about it, wouldn't I ?"
" I suppose you would."
Anyhow the matter didn't interest her and when the colonel began to talk of other things she forgot about it. He put it out of his mind too. There was nothing to it, he decided, and that silly fool of a critic had just been pulling Daphne's leg. He was amused at the thought of her tackling that book because she had been told it was hot stuff and then finding it just a lot of bosh cut up into unequal lines.
He was a member of several clubs and next day he thought he'd lunch at one in St. James's Street. He was catching a train back to Sheffield early in the afternoon. He was sitting in a comfortable arm-chair having a glass of sherry before going into the dining-room when an old friend came up to him.

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