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CHAPTER XVII

been able to decide whose duty it was to make the first advance. As a result, they still sat stiffly in their chairs and looked before them. They were rather like lower boys, who find themselves next to the captain of their Eton house at a lunch party in the holidays.
Shall I introduce them ? thought Mrs. Bailey, as many people had thought before in a similar situation. But there was always the possibility of Lady Hindley not wanting to know Mrs. Roxburgh, or Mrs. Roxburgh replying with perfect calm, " Lady Hindley and I are already acquainted." So no one introduced them and the two old ladies sat on, their faces set in thin smiles.
The dance was going nicely. Mr. Studlee, the Barford bootmaker, chased after the plonk plonks of the banjo with a quavering wail from his saxophone. It was a tin-plated instrument, twisted like some foul subaqueous growth, and clinging to his neck by a bootlace. Major Carter, the banjoist, organised, enthused and led the band in a hurrying tempo of his own, which gathered pace as the evening wore on. Shorter and faster shuffled the dancers' steps, as Major Carter bent lovingly over his banjo. The bleatings of the saxophone trailed like Eastern music over and under and round about the melody. Mr. Haines, who had taught himself the piano in the intervals of running a garage, thumped with relentless vigour and spurred Major Carter to go one better on his banjo.
Robin Manley danced twice with Joan, and Mrs. Bailey made her note. Mrs. Roxburgh beside her had observed the disappearance after the third dance of Maureen and Oliver. When Major Carter, with a gracious smile, turned over number five on the piano, she decided to take a stroll round the groundfloor rooms of the yacht club at the first opportunity.
The buffet was crowded. " You try this stuff," said Oliver to Karl Swensen.
" It's all right ; don't be afraid," said Maureen. Karl held the jug to the light and sniffed. He poured out a glass. " Tastes like vegetables."

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