She frowned a little as she bent to take her newest patient's blood pressure
She took extra pains with her face and hair as she changed out of her uniform
Charing Cross Road. There was a good deal of traffic as they turned into
"Why not? You must know that I want to many you?"
"A patient of mine until I referred her to Sir Keith Malt by--I attend her
Phyllida carved another slice of her mother's home-baked bread
There were no curtains to be seen here and no open windows
"I only saw Miss Cutts half an hour ago and I haven't told a soul--I was
Phyllida picked up her spoon and gave the Heinz tomato a stir. That was the
He looked bewildered
"I've been Medical Ward Sister at St Michael's for four years." She smiled
She heard his sigh of relief
"You'll see Mr and Mrs de Wolff? Shall I say nothing to Gaby until it's all
"I shall have to pack."
But there were a number of drugs she should be having--perhaps they would
Do you speak Portuguese? "
It didn't enter her head to argue with him
"Mine'sPhyllida Cres swell."
She gave him a startled look
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"Ek> they live far away?" she asked
"The name's Pieter.* He got to his feet and stretched out a hand and pulled
I can't see why. "
"I'm not going back. I I left St Michael's just before I came on this trip."
"You didn't go out with him He sounded surprised
"We're going dancing tomorrow."
"I saw the most gorgeous blonde just now she really is lovely."
He watched her lazily
"Sorry--my shocking manners. Let's go."
"Partly. There's a bit at the back that's Queen Anne. It's a pity it's wet."
"I always love coming home. I don't think I ever enjoyed living in London. I
Doctor Cres swell heard him out without comment Poor little Gaby. I'll go and
"She would be lonely." He gave Phyllida a long look
"I had no idea you told Ronald that you were a GP and I hardly expected..."
Now isn't that nice? "asked Mrs Cres swell of the room at large. Neither of
He brought them their drinks and went back to get a Coke for Willy and a
book on gardening in the library
"But now I am."
No job? " he persisted
"Here you are
"Did I really say that? Then I made a mistake I have nothing to do
He's a wizard with flowers--I only study the catalogues and say what I like."
"Indeed I am. But I shall be back. It is unfortunate that I can't take
"Your headache is quite better?"
"The rudder's broken." He didn't sound too upset
Aap came spoke briefly to him
"I'm sorry--we'll pay for the damage..." She had forgotten her rage
"So I could I never thought of it. She's coming at four o'clock. Why not go
"Doctor van Sittardt. And I haven't been talking about you. I may have
"I don't want to start again!" Her voice rose several octaves
"It's a wonderful place he's got here. We had quite a chat yesterday
"I've been for a walk with Willy and then Lympke took me round the kitchens
But the doctor appeared to have no such feeling of reluctance at the thought
"And Philip--he won't mind you working?"
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