By Carola Dunn
In July 1923, the Honourable Daisy Dalrymple travels to Henley-on-Thames to go to her aunt and uncle, watch the yearly intercollegiate rowing races, and spend a quiet weekend together with her fiancé, Alec Fletcher of Scotland backyard. yet issues cross awry while a homicide happens on her cousin's workforce and Daisy is back within the middle.
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One or of these sluggards has to be up via now. ” “Don’t … inform …” Alec panted. Daisy guessed: “Don’t point out Lord DeLancey, Cherry. Nor the pictures or the gun,” she additional, as Alec gestured weakly at his bundled jacket. “The pistol. ” “Right-oh. ” Cherry trigger up the garden at an insufferably lively run. Alec summoned up barely enough power to glare after him. “He’s made some degree of constructing all of the correct muscles,” Daisy consoled Alec, tactfully guidance away from the 10 years distinction in age. “I was once fagged out after fifty yards. Alec, do you may have any exceptional principles approximately what they have been doing there? Lord DeLancey and Bott? I can’t make head or tail of it. ” “I haven’t precisely had a lot rest for notion. ” He was once regaining keep an eye on of his respiring, a minimum of. “Tell me your conclusions, or what ended in an absence of them. yet first, how’s Bott doing? ” “He hasn’t stirred. ” Daisy peeked below the pad of handkerchief, then got rid of and refolded it. “The bleeding turns out to have stopped. ” “How’s his pulse? He nonetheless has one, I take it? ” “He’s respiring, wheezing a piece. ” She laid the hankie fresh part down over the wound and grasped Bott’s wrist. “I’m now not first-class at pulses. it kind of feels to me regular yet relatively susceptible. ” “I desire to heaven he recovers, or we may possibly by no means discover what was once happening again there. ” by the point Daisy entire explaining her reasoning and her failure to infer any solutions, aid used to be at the means. Rollo, Leigh, and Meredith got here galloping down the backyard just like the cost of the sunshine Brigade, with Tom Tring and Ernie Piper mentioning the rear. swiftly identifying up the jacket-wrapped pistol, Alec stepped up onto the landing-stage and helped Daisy ashore. thankfully, her gentle summer season outfits had dried off adequate to not be totally indecent. whereas Piper helped Rollo, Leigh, and Meredith to boost Bott from the skiff to the landing-stage, Alec surreptitiously handed the Mauser to Tom Tring. The sergeant enveloped it in his personal noticed handkerchief and deposited it within the capacious pocket of his startling blue and white money go well with jacket. “Mr. Cheringham despatched Mr. Gladstone to rout out Bister to begin up woman Cheringham’s motor-car, leader. He’s telephoning the clinic now so’s they’ll be ready. He didn’t say what occurred, simply that Mr. Bott’s in a nasty means. ” “I’ll clarify within the automobile, Tom. ” “Right, leader. What approximately this right here? ” He patted his pocket. “Bring it, and your package. ” “I’ll move get it. ” As Tom trigger again to the home, Daisy acknowledged, “Has he acquired Lord DeLancey’s dabs to check it with? ” “No. We’ll need to get them someway. ” They became to the others. Piper used to be stripping off his jacket, asserting, “You could make a stretcher with a few coats and of them … these oars. ” “Good thought,” acknowledged Rollo, and took off his blazer whereas Meredith and Leigh retrieved a couple of sculls. Bott used to be lightly transferred from the planks to the makeshift stretcher, and once more a stretcher-bearing procession tramped up the trail. no less than the physique at the stretcher used to be alive this time. to date.