<> Lingard090 Chapter 10 Lingard Estate 1972 Linen Hall Library Thursday, March 10, 2016 TIFF Lingard090 Manuscript Brede, Prospect English https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/content/lingard090 Linen Hall Library Linen Hall Library Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/sites/default/files/Lingard090_1.jpg LHL Archive 83 department storeshop. At the enquiry desk she asked which department Sadie Jackson worked in. "Hat department." Hats were on the second floor. Brede woulddid not wait for the lift; she ran up the stairs and arrived in the quiet hush of the hat depart- ment with a stitch in hers side. There was no sign of Sadie. An middle-aged woman in a black dress was helping a customer try on a large yellow picture hat. "Madam, it's absolutely perfect!" decalared the saleswoman. "It shows off your face beautifully." Madam did not seem so sure. She twisted this vay and that; looking at herself in the mirror from every angle. Brede circled round the hat stands, unable to imagine Sadie in such a settingplace. "It really is your colour, madam." The saleswoman looked over her shoulder at Brede. She ran her eyes over Brede's rather shabby summer dress and scuffed sandals and obviously did not consider her to be much of a prospect for the sale of a picture hat. Brede blushed a little but stood her ground. "I don’t know..." The customer fingered her chin, and then suddenly made up her mind. She whipped off the hat. "No, I think I’ll leave it for today, thank you." "That's all right, madam," said the saleswoman, stiff-lipped. She began to gather up the dozen or so hats that the customer had been trying on for the past half-hour. Brede approached her nervously. "Excuse me..." Text