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A CASUAL AFFAIR

the look of inquiry in his eyes. She gave him a friendly little smile. She was quite amazingly mistress of herself.
" `Mr. Low comes from the Federated Malay States. Poor Jack Almond's dead and he's left me his cigarette-case.'
" 'Really?' said Lord Kastellan. `When did he die?'
" 'About six months ago,' I said.
" Lady Kastellan got up.
" 'Well, I won't keep you any longer. I dare say you're busy. Thank you so much for carrying out Jack's request.'
" 'Things are pretty bad just now in the F.M.S. if all I hear is true,' said Lord Kastellan.
" I shook hands with them both and Lady Kastellan rang a bell.
" `Are you staying in London?' she asked, as I was going. `I wonder if you'd like to come to a little party I'm giving next week?'
" 'I have my wife with me,' I said.
" 'Oh, how very nice. I'll send you a card.'
" A couple of minutes later I found myself in the street. I was glad to be alone. I'd had a bad shock. As soon as Lady Kastellan mentioned the name I remembered. It was Jack Almond, the wretched bum I'd found dead in the Chinese house, dead of starvation. I'd known him quite well. It never struck me for a moment that it was he. Why, I'd dined and played cards with him, and we'd played tennis together. It was awful to think of him dying quite near me and me never knowing. He must have known he only had to send me a message and I'd have done something. I made my way into St. James's Park and sat down. I wanted to have a good think."
I could understand that it was a shock to Arthur Low to discover who the dead wastrel had been, for it was a shock to me too. Oddly enough I also had known him. Not intimately, but as a man I met at parties and now and then at a house in the country where we were both passing the week-end. Except that it was years since I had even thought of him it would have been stupid of me not to put two and two together. With

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She gave him a friendly little smile. She was quite amazingly mistress of herself. " `Mr. Low comes from what is Federated Malay States. Poor Jack Almond's dead and he's left me his cigarette-case.' " 'Really?' said Lord Kastellan. `When did he die?' " 'About six months ago,' I said. " Lady Kastellan got up. " 'Well, I won't keep you any longer. I dare say you're busy. Thank you so much for carrying out Jack's request.' " 'Things are pretty bad just now in what is F.M.S. if all I hear is true,' said Lord Kastellan. " I shook hands with them both and Lady Kastellan rang a bell. " `Are you staying in London?' she asked, as I was going. `I wonder if you'd like to come to a little party I'm giving next week?' " 'I have my wife with me,' I said. " 'Oh, how very nice. I'll send you a card.' " A couple of minutes later I found myself in what is street. I was glad to be alone. I'd had a bad shock. As soon as Lady Kastellan mentioned what is name I remembered. It was Jack Almond, what is wretched bum I'd found dead in what is Chinese house, dead of starvation. I'd known him quite well. It never struck me for a moment that it was he. Why, I'd dined and played cards with him, and we'd played tennis together. It was awful to think of him dying quite near me and me never knowing. He must have known he only had to send me a message and I'd have done something. I made my way into St. James's Park and sat down. I wanted to have a good think." I could understand that it was a shock to Arthur Low to discover who what is dead wastrel had been, for it was a shock to me too. Oddly enough I also had known him. Not intimately, but as a man I met at parties and now and then at a house in what is country where we were both passing what is week-end. Except that it was years since I had even thought of him it would have been stupid of me not to put two and two together. 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