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half an hour of supper; but when the captain twice in succession sent black spinning into a clump of geraniums under the impression that it was his partner's ball, we had to admit that it was too dark to continue.
`Let's fill up the time by playing at Unwinding,' said Millicent. `It's perfectly simple; we can wind until supper's ready, and unwind afterwards.'
Laura said the game was silly, Madge that it was quite nice, and as no other suggestions were forthcoming, we began to wind. I forget most of the string of nonsense we concocted, but I remember that from Irving we went to Hamlet, from Hamlet to Champainbury, a little village on the other side of the parish, then to champagne and from champagne to luxury.
Dr. Philpots, who, when not fully absorbed in homoeopathy, was apt to fall back on Socialism, declared that luxury reminded him of first-class railway carriages.
The vicar, deep in an article in Nature, had not been listening.
`What is it?' he said. `Oh, first-class railway carriages! First-class railway carriages remind me of murder! An admirable criticism of the whole question,' he went on, `I only hope Fortescue will have sufficient sense of decency to read it.'
Needless to say, we passed over Fortescue's shortcomings, to inquire how he had got the idea of murder into his head. There was really no connection between the two things at all.
But the vicar's opinion was not to be shaken. `Whenever I see a first-class railway carriage I think of murder. I'll tell you why when we go into supper.'
`It's like this,' he said as soon as we were seated. `About ten years ago I had to travel down from London by the last train on Saturday night. The day had been tiring, and as the Sunday's sermon was still unprepared, I departed from my usual habit, and took my seat in an empty first-class compartment.
`I wrote undisturbed for an hour and a half, until the sudden grinding of brakes, and the flash of red and green signal lamps, informed me of the fact that we had reached Marshley junction.
`One or two people got out, but it seemed as if I were to have the carriage to myself again. The guard had blown his whistle,

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