<> Lingard168 Chapter 17 Lingard Estate 1972 Linen Hall Library Thursday, March 10, 2016 TIFF Lingard168 Manuscript Fuse, Happy English https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/content/lingard168 Linen Hall Library Linen Hall Library Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/sites/default/files/Lingard168_1.jpg LHL Archive 160 "Oh well of course. The odd fight, you know." "You've got a bandage on your head. Get that in a fight? When? How?" Kevin told him he had been beaten up by three boys but that he did not know their identitywho they were. "Expect me to believe that?" "Can't help it if you don't," said Kevin wearily. At the end of the hour the detective stood up. He said that he would leave it at i that meantime,but he would be back. "I'll go as far as the gate with you," said Mr Blake. "Are you sure you can walk that far, Mr Blake?" said Sadie. "Yes, yes, now don't fuss, there's a good girl. Go and make us some tea." Mr Blake went down the path with the two policemen. "I presume you have something t you want to say to us alone?" Mr Blake nodded. He rested against the gate and told them of the letters. "I didn't want Sadie and Kevin to be disturbed by them. They're a nice couple of kids and I want them to have a chance to be friends." "It would have saved you a lot of trouble if they hadn't, Mr Blake. And us too. Coming from streets like theirs they must have known it would be like lighting a fuse. Good day, Mr Blake." He watched them drive off in their car. "Moira was/coming along the road with her children. He waited to speak to her. "I'm glad you and Mike are happy," he said. Text