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CHAPTER X

a collar, a clean cotton handkerchief, and the dreaded black tie with its baffling butterfly ends.
From the rest of the house came muffled sounds. A door slammed somewhere below him and all was quiet. When Peter had left him at the door, he had felt cut off from the rest of the big house. The door itself seemed hermetically sealed. Beside the bed was a bell-push and at the other end of the wire was the underworld. Wherever he looked he saw signs of the underworld. There was a towel, now hot and damp, laid across a can of water. Significantly, there was no sign of his shabby, brown suitcase. The Bible he had packed on top of his new dinner jacket now lay among a pile of selected works by the side of his bed. Above it were The First Hundred Thousand, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Mr. Standfast, and She. Denis put the Bible on top of The First Hundred Thousand, and PRESS caught his eye for the second time. If he pressed, a strange world would stir low down in the bowels of the house, yet olympian in its knowledge of life. All that he knew of this world was that the particular deity, to whom he had been allotted, preferred Ian Hay to the Bible. Lest there be some etiquette on the matter, he moved the Bible to one side of the pile of books.
He had half an hour to dress. He threw off his dusty shoes and a gong made him jump. Then he remembered it was the dressing bell that Peter had mentioned. He took off his shirt and went to the washstand. It was extraordinary how silent the tall house could be. Taxis hooting in the square only deepened his sense of isolation. He was alone with PRESS. And the Bible. And the blackbutterfly tie. How stupid he had been to get into his shirt before putting on the new starched collar. His finger nails wrenched furiously with the narrow slit. Half the big bone stud was through and he forced down the other side of the collar slit with his nail scissors. Once round with the tie, a single knot, a loop, in and under with the other end, just as the man in the shop had shown him. But meanwhile the first loop had slipped. It had seemed easy enough at the time. Now easy does it. Quite calm. There was plenty of time. Nearly quarter of

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