" I've had done it up lately, for the past—how many ?— weeks. " New carpet," * points to the bright red carpet with a pattern of large white rings.*
"On Tuesday he was dressed and brushed and allowed to cut back to the City for the day. Though what he did there the wife and girls couldn't imagine. Made a nuisance of himself to his friends, they supposed ... Well, perhaps so."
" Very good, sir."
" I'll see nobody for half an hour, Macey," Understand ? Nobody at all."