The room was warm, the curtains were closed, the two table lamps were lit. On the cupboard behind her there were two glasses andsome drinks. Mary Maloney was waiting for her husband to come home from work.
I think it's a shame, that when someone's been a policeman as long as you have, he still has to walk around all day long.
If you're too tired to eat out tonight, as we had planned, I can fix you something.There's plenty of meat and stuff in the freezer.
And as he spoke, he did an unusual thing. He lifted his glass and drank it down in one swallow although there was still half of it left. He got up and went slowly to get himself another drink.
Sit down, listen. I've got something to tell you.
He got up and went slowly to get himself another drink.
This is going to be a big shock to you, I'm afraid, but I've thought about it a good deal and I've decided that the only thing to do is to tell you immediately.
When he came back, she noticed that the new drink was a very strong one. She watched him as he began to drink.
And he told her. It didn't take long, four or five minutes at most, and she sat still through it all, watching him with puzzled horror.