There had been nothing intrinsically repellent about the woman's face- What had upset me was an atmosphere of evil and terror, of suffering and bitter anger. I felt quite at loss to cope with these things.
Mr Bentley, I have just found out that Eel Marsh House is full of papers to take care of, and with that I will confess to requiring an extended stay. You shan't worry- Eel Marsh House's reputation doesn't bother me at all- local town gossip, as in any small town. However, this does means that it shall be harder to get hands on a lad to help me out. However, I shan't let these foolish gossip dash this and I am quite anxious for help. Nevertheless, the whole business should be taken care of within the week, and I will arrange for the dispatch of as many important papers I see to London. Sincerely, Arthur
I wondered if I looked different in some essential way so that, when I eventually returned home, my friends and family would notice the change. I felt older and like a man that was being put to trial, half fearful, half wondering, excited, completely in thrall.
I CANNOT HELP YOU, MR.KIPPS- OH NO.
Mr Jerome, I'd very much like a man to help me sort out the Drablow papers.