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What an incredible coincidence,’ said Willoughby. ‘Yes,’ agreed Charlie, the confusion genuine now. Immediately fear swept it aside. If the graveyard were still under surveillance, then now he had been positively identified, he realised. Sir Archibald’s son would be known, to all of them. And they were standing immediately outside the vault, the marker he’d managed to avoid only minutes earlier. He still had a little time, he decided. Not much. But still enough to use. He tried to withdraw his hand, turning back to the gate.
It was already stained, she saw. ’ ‘I never thought I would feel sorry for you. Amost every other emotion, probably. But never pity. And that’s nearly all there is now, Charlie. ’ Another attempt to hurt, she recognised. Because it wasn’t true. ’ ‘You’re making it difficult,’ she persisted. ’ He tried to straighten, to conceal the extent of his drunkenness, then discarded the pretence, slumping round-shouldered in the chair. ‘Thank you for agreeing to leave England,’ she said sincerely. The gesture was for her, she accepted.
The other man was unquestionably accepting his leadership, he decided, gratified. ‘Not French,’ he judged. ‘Californian,’ agreed the American Director. ‘Excellent,’ said Wilberforce. Surrounding himself with sports mementoes was all part of a carefully maintained affectation on Smith’s part, decided the other Director generously, an invitation for people to imagine his thinking and intelligence as muscled as his body. Which would have been a mistake. Smith’s decision to involve Ruttgers in the meeting that morning, just as he had included Cuthbertson, showed they were both aware of the dangers of the operation upon which they were embarking.