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You’re so keen on your comic story, Sir Henry. The shrimps are just nonsense; yet now I come to consider it, I do consider one incident—at least now not precisely an incident, whatever greatly extra serious—a tragedy. and that i was once, in a manner, combined up in it; and for what I did, i have not had any regrets—no, no regrets in any respect. however it didn’t ensue in St. Mary Mead. ” “That disappoints me,” acknowledged Sir Henry. “But i'm going to endeavour to undergo up. I knew we must always now not depend upon you in useless. ” He settled himself within the perspective of a listener. omit Marple grew a bit crimson. “I desire I might be in a position to inform it properly,” she stated anxiously. “I worry i'm very susceptible to turn into rambling. One wanders from the point—altogether with no understanding that one is doing so. And it's so challenging to recollect each one truth in its right order. you need to all endure with me if I inform my tale badly. It occurred a long time in the past now. “As I say, it was once no longer attached with St. Mary Mead. in truth, it needed to do with a Hydro—” “Do you suggest a seaplane? ” requested Jane with broad eyes. “You wouldn’t comprehend, dear,” acknowledged Mrs. Bantry, and defined. Her husband further his quota: “Beastly places—absolutely beastly! acquired to wake up early and drink filthy-tasting water. Lot of previous girls sitting approximately. Ill-natured tittle tattle. God, while I think—” “Now, Arthur,” acknowledged Mrs. Bantry placidly. “You are aware of it did you the entire solid on the earth. ” “Lot of previous girls sitting around conversing scandal,” grunted Colonel Bantry. “That i'm afraid is true,” stated leave out Marple. “I myself—” “My expensive pass over Marple,” cried the Colonel, horrified. “I didn’t suggest for one moment—” With purple cheeks and a bit gesture of the hand, omit Marple stopped him. “But it truly is precise, Colonel Bantry. simply I may still similar to to assert this. allow me bear in mind my recommendations. definite. speaking scandal, as you say—well, it truly is performed a lot. and other people are very down on it—especially children. My nephew, who writes books—and very shrewdpermanent ones, I believe—has acknowledged a few so much scathing issues approximately taking people’s characters away with none form of proof—and how depraved it's, and all that. yet what I say is that none of those teens ever cease to imagine. they honestly don’t study the proof. absolutely the entire crux of the problem is that this: How frequently is tittle tattle, as you name it, real! and that i imagine if, as I say, they honestly tested the evidence they'd locate that it was once actual 9 occasions out of ten! That’s rather simply what makes humans so pissed off approximately it. ” “The encouraged guess,” stated Sir Henry. “No, no longer that, now not that in any respect! It’s quite an issue of perform and event. An Egyptologist, so I’ve heard, in the event you express him a type of curious little beetles, can let you know by way of the glance and the texture of the article what date BC it really is, or if it’s a Birmingham imitation. And he can’t constantly provide a distinct rule for doing so. He simply is aware. His lifestyles has been spent dealing with such issues. “And that’s what I’m attempting to say (very badly, I know). What my nephew calls ‘superfluous ladies’ have loads of time on their palms, and their leader curiosity is generally humans.