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with my politest bow.
"My name is Quatermain and that of my friend Anscombe. We are
staying here, you know," I said rather awkwardly.
"Indeed," she answered with a delightful smile, "what a very
strange place to choose to stay in."
"It is a beautiful house," I remarked.
"Not bad, although I designed it, more or less. But I was
alluding to its inhabitants."
This finished me, and I am sure she felt that I could think of
nothing nice to say about those inhabitants, for I heard her
sigh. We walked side by side up the rose-fringed path and