Sunday, March 28, 2010
Betty talks to the Vicar
"She was in the mood for a good cry; it was a pity that at that moment the vicar should appear round the bend of the lane ahead of her. She composed her unhappy face into a semblance of pleasure at meeting him and was appalled to speechlessness when the first thing he asked was: 'And how is that clever young doctor we had staying here? I'm told you've been seeing something of him during your stay in Holland.'....A little spurt of anger shook her; life was bad enough without well-meaning people rubbing salt in her wounds; the anger went as quickly as it had come. The vicar was a dear old thing, she wouldn't have hurt his feelings for the world."