<> Lingard163 Chapter 17 Lingard Estate 1972 Linen Hall Library Thursday, March 10, 2016 TIFF Lingard163 Manuscript Belfast, Taxi English https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/content/lingard163 Linen Hall Library Linen Hall Library Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/sites/default/files/Lingard163_1.jpg LHL Archive 155 them but saidstressed that Mr Blake should rest for x a few days. "After all, you’re not twenty any longer," he said. "You're a bit shaken up. But sound as a bell otherwise." They returned to Belfast by taxi and Sadie insisted that Mr Blake go straight to bed. He went meekly, falling asleep almost at once. The police came next morning. There were two of them, in plain clothes. Sadie and Kevin looked at one another after the men had shown their cards. Mr Blake got up and sat in his arm- chair in the sitting room to receive them. "I suppose it’s about the accident," said Mr Blake. "It was no accident," said one, who did most of the talking. The other took notes and watched the faces of Mr Blake, Kevin and Sadie. "No accident?" said Kevin. "No. When the car was examined it was discovered that the screws of all the wheels had been loosened. It was only a matter of time before one or more of the wheels came off." Sadie sat withheld her hands clenched tightly together in her lap. She was thinking of Steve. Could he do a thing like that? Could he really have wanted to kill her, or did he think that only Mr Blake was would be in the car ? Was Steve capable of being a murderer? She did not know. She had known him a long time, they had played together, but she did not know what he was capable of. Beside her on the settee/sat Kevin, brow knotted togetherhis forehead creased. He was thinking of Brian Rafferty. Could Brian have come in the night with a screwdiriver and sysystematically loosened every Text