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Half an hour later the doctor left, with a transformed Sybil, wrapped in her coat and skilfully made up, bestowing her gratitude on everyone. The doctor shook hands all round and held Philly's hand for perhaps a moment longer than he should have, then ushered Sybil into the car, followed by Clive. They had roped the bike onto the roof and Clive, despite his cold, was full of gratitude to everyone. Well, not Sybil. He had taken her measure the moment he had set eyes on her, and why a decent gent like the doctor could be bothered with her he had no idea.
No, no. ' He drank some coffee and bit into a slice of cake. `May I use your phone and talk to Mr Twist? ' `In my study,' said the Vicar. ' `No, thanks all the same. ' She paused as Flora and Rose came into the room. ' Rose sat down by Philly. 'Do tell, Philly. It's not the Twists' car, is it? ' Philly, who had hardly spoken a word, explained, and Katie, who had just come into the kitchen with a pile of school books, exclaimed, 'Why ever did he bring you back home? He could have put you on a train.
You'll need some money. ' The vicar was in the kitchen comforting Mrs Twist and went away to get the money. 'You may not need it, but it is better to be safe than sorry,' he said kindly. 'I'll go to Mrs Frost and see if she knows of anyone who would go to the farm and give a hand. ' In the car she said, 'You're not afraid of catching it, Miss Philly? I shouldn't have asked you... ' Not in the least,' said Philly. 'Don't worry about a thing. ' He certainly looked very ill and the small shrill cries he gave were pitiful.
An Ordinary Girl by Betty Neels