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Pritchard. I don’t think in interpreting the future—that’s nonsense. What puzzles me is the which means of this. Fortunetellers tend to be out for what they could get. yet this girl appears to be like scary Mrs. Pritchard with out virtue to herself. I can’t see the purpose. There’s one other thing—’ “‘Yes? ’ “‘Mrs. Pritchard says that anything approximately Zarida used to be faintly frequent to her. ’ “‘Well? ’ “‘Well, I don’t love it, Mr. Pritchard, that’s all. ’ “‘I didn’t understand you have been so superstitious, nurse. ’ “‘I’m no longer superstitious; yet i do know whilst a specific thing is fishy. ’ “It was once approximately 4 days after this that the 1st incident occurred. to give an explanation for it to you, I shall need to describe Mrs. Pritchard’s room—” “You’d larger permit me do that,” interrupted Mrs. Bantry. “It was once papered with a type of new wallpapers the place you follow clumps of flora to make a type of herbaceous border. The impact is sort of like being in a garden—though, in fact, the flora are all improper. I suggest they only couldn’t be in bloom all on the comparable time—” “Don’t enable a keenness for horticultural accuracy run away with you, Dolly,” stated her husband. “We all recognize you’re an enthusiastic gardener. ” “Well, it really is absurd,” protested Mrs. Bantry. “To have bluebells and daffodils and lupins and hollyhocks and Michaelmas daisies all grouped jointly. ” “Most unscientific,” acknowledged Sir Henry. “But to continue with the tale. ” “Well, between those massed flora have been primroses, clumps of yellow and crimson primroses and—oh cross on, Arthur, this can be your story—” Colonel Bantry took up the story. “Mrs. Pritchard rang her bell violently one morning. The loved ones got here running—thought she was once in extremis; certainly not. She used to be violently excited and pointing on the wallpaper; and there yes sufficient was once one blue primrose in the middle of the others. . . . ” “Oh! ” stated leave out Helier, “how creepy! ” “The query was once: Hadn’t the blue primrose regularly been there? That used to be George’s recommendation and the nurse’s. yet Mrs. Pritchard wouldn’t have it at any cost. She had by no means spotted it until that very morning and the evening ahead of have been complete moon. She was once very dissatisfied approximately it. ” “I met George Pritchard that very same day and he advised me approximately it,” acknowledged Mrs. Bantry. “I went to work out Mrs. Pritchard and did my most sensible to ridicule the whole lot; yet with out luck. I got here away quite involved, and that i have in mind I met Jean Instow and advised her approximately it. Jean is a queer woman. She stated, ‘So she’s relatively dissatisfied approximately it? ’ I advised her that i assumed the girl was once completely in a position to loss of life of fright—she was once rather abnormally superstitious. “I take note Jean quite startled me with what she stated subsequent. She stated, ‘Well, that will be taken with the simplest, mightn’t it? ’ and he or she acknowledged it so coolly, in so matter-of-fact a tone that i used to be really—well, stunned. in fact i do know it’s performed nowadays—to be brutal and outspoken; yet I by no means get used to it. Jean smiled at me relatively oddly and stated, ‘You don’t like my announcing that—but it’s actual. What use is Mrs. Pritchard’s existence to her? None in any respect; and it’s hell for George Pritchard.