''This is going to be a little bit of a shock to you, I'm afraid. But I've thought about it a good deal and I've decided the only thing id to tell you right away. I hope you wont blame too much.'
"At that point, Mary Maloney simply walked up behind him and without any pause she swung the big frozen leg of lamb high in the air and brought it down as hard as she could on the back of his head."
"Therefore, when she entered the kitchen by the back door, she was humming a little tune to herself and smiling."
"She put the parcel down on the table and went thorough into the living room; and when she saw him lying there on the floor with his legs double up and one arm twisted back underneath his body, it really was rather a shock. All the old love and longing for him welled up inside her, and she ran over to him, knelt own beside him, and began to cry her heart out. it was easy. No acting was necessary."
"In fifteen minutes he was back with a page of notes, and there was more whispering, and through her sobbing she heard a few of the whispered phrases."