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THE HAPPY COUPLE

and I were going to play golf, we got into the car and drove up the hill to my house.
" How did Miss Gray get to know those people?" Landon asked me. "They struck me as rather second-rate. I shouldn't have thought they were very much her mark."
" You know women. She likes her privacy, and when they settled in next door, she was quite decided that she wouldn't have anything to do with them; but when she discovered that they didn't want to have anything to do with her, she couldn't rest till she'd made their acquaintance.
I told him the story she had invented about her neighbours. He listened with an expressionless face.
" I'm afraid your friend Miss Gray is a sentimental donkey, my dear fellow," he said when I had come to an end. "I tell you, women ought to marry. She'd soon have had all that nonsense knocked out of her if she'd had half a dozen brats."
" What do you know about the Craigs?" I asked.
He gave me a frigid glance.
" I? Why should I know anything about them? I thought they were very ordinary people."
I wish I knew how to describe the strong impression he gave me, both by the glacial austerity of his look and by the rasping finality of his tone, that he was not prepared to say anything more. We finished the drive in silence.
Landon was well on in his sixties, and he was the kind of golfer who never hits a long ball but is never off the straight, and he was a deadly putter, so, though he gave me strokes, he beat me handsomely. After dinner I took him in to Monte Carlo, where he finished the evening by winning a couple of thousand francs at the roulette table. These successive events put him into a remarkably good humour.
" A very pleasant day," he said when we parted for the night. "I've thoroughly enjoyed it."
I spent the next morning at work, and we did not meet till lunch. We were just finishing when I was called to the telephone.

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