To Love And Be Wise Josephine Tey

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To Love And Be Wise  by  Josephine Tey

To Love And Be Wise by Josephine Tey
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Disclaimer: This book is fiction, and all the characters and incidents in it are entirely imaginary.Excerpt: GRANT paused with his foot on the lowest step, and listened to the shrieking from the floor above. As well as the shrieks there was a dullMoreDisclaimer: This book is fiction, and all the characters and incidents in it are entirely imaginary.Excerpt: GRANT paused with his foot on the lowest step, and listened to the shrieking from the floor above. As well as the shrieks there was a dull continuous roar- an elemental sound, like a forest fire or a river in spate.

As his reluctant legs bore him upwards he arrived at the inevitable deduction: the party was being a success.He was not going to the party. Literary sherry parties, even distinguished ones, were not Grants cup of tea. He was going to collect Marta Hallard and take her out to dinner. Policemen, it is true, do not normally take out to dinner leading actresses who gravitate between the Haymarket and the Old Vic- not even when the policemen are Detective-Inspectors at Scotland Yard.

There were three reasons for his privileged position, and Grant was aware of all three. In the first place he was a presentable escort, in the second place he could afford to dine at Laurents, and in the third place Marta Hallard did not find it easy to obtain escort. For all her standing, and her chic, men were a little afraid of Marta.

So when Grant, a mere Detective-Sergeant then, appeared in her life over a matter of stolen jewellery, she had seen to it that he did not entirely fade out of it again. And Grant had been glad to stay. If he was useful to Marta as a cavalier when she needed one, she was even more useful to him as a window on the world. The more windows on the world a policeman has the better he is likely to be at his job, and Marta was Grants lepers squint on the theatre.The roar of the partys success came flooding out through the open doors on to the landing, and Grant paused to look at the yelling crowd asparagus-packed into the long Georgian room and to wonder how he was going to pry Marta out of it.Just inside the door, baffled apparently by the solid wall of talking and drinking humanity, was a young man, looking lost.

He still had his hat in his hand, and had therefore just arrived.



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