<> Lingard089 Chapter 10 Lingard Estate 1972 Linen Hall Library Thursday, March 10, 2016 TIFF Lingard089 Manuscript Children, Sunday English https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/content/lingard089 Linen Hall Library Linen Hall Library Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/sites/default/files/Lingard089_1.jpg LHL Archive 82 CHAPTER TEN Brede cleared up sthe mess of sand and water, put away a jigsaw, sorted out a jumble of toys. End of the day jobs. Not many children were left in the nursery now. Mothers had been coming in and out for the last half hour collecting their children. Brede kept an eye on the clock hoping that everyone would come on time and she would not be kept late. There were usually one or two mothers who rushed in at the last possible moment full ofindignantly spilling out tales andof delayed buses or being kept late at work. "Anything the matterwrong Brede?" asked the matron. Brede looked up, startled, from where she knelt on the floor amongst the toys. "Are you all right, Brede?" "Yes." Brede pushed a strand of hair from her eyes. "You've looked very troubled all day. Are you sure? Anything wrong at home?" "Well..." "Is it your mother? She must be getting near her time. Would you like to get away now. I'll finsih off for you." Brede thanked her, gratefully. She went up to the cloakroom and took off her overall. There would still be time for her to get across the town to the department store where Sadie worked. She had to wait for a bus and when it came it seemed to travel like a snail out for a Sunday stroll. The shop would shut at six, she hoped, not before. She must catch Sadie before she left. She alighted at the City Hall and ran through the crowds to the Text