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107,600? ” stated Angus. “That’s much better than I’d anticipated. good performed, Max. Why don’t you draw up the contracts, and the instant you’ve received the deposit within the financial institution, I’ll fly over. ” Angus positioned the telephone down and, turning to Ruth, acknowledged, “Well, it seems like it might probably now not be too lengthy sooner than we make that promised journey to London. ” After checking right into a small resort in Marble Arch, Ruth and Angus joined Max at a cafe in South Audley highway that Angus had by no means heard of. And while he observed the costs at the menu, he knew he wouldn’t have chosen it if he had. however the employees have been very attentive, and appeared to be aware of Max good. Ruth came upon the dinner problematic, simply because all Angus desired to speak about used to be the deal, and as soon as Max had happy him on that entrance, he went directly to talk about his different houses in Scotland. “They appear to be displaying a bad go back on capital investment,” Angus acknowledged. “Perhaps you'll money them out, and suggest me on what I may still do? ” “I’d be delighted,” stated Max, as Ruth regarded up from her foie gras and stared at her husband. “Are you feeling alright, my pricey? ” she requested. “You’ve became really white. ” “I’ve received a ache down my correct side,” complained Angus. “It’s been an extended day, and I’m no longer used to those swanky eating places. I’m yes it’s not anything a superb night’s sleep won’t deal with. ” “That could be the case, yet I nonetheless imagine we should always move instantly again to the hotel,” Ruth acknowledged, sounding involved. “Yes, I believe Ruth,” chipped in Max. “I’ll settle the invoice and ask the doorman to discover us a taxi. ” Angus rose unsteadily to his ft and walked slowly around the eating place, leaning seriously on Ruth’s arm. while Max joined them on the street a couple of moments later, Ruth and the doorman have been supporting Angus right into a taxi. “Good evening, Angus,” acknowledged Max. “I desire you’re feeling higher within the morning. Don’t hesitate to name me if i will be of any counsel. ” He smiled and closed the taxi door. by the point Ruth had controlled to get her husband into mattress, he didn’t glance any larger. even if she knew he wouldn’t approve of the additional rate, she referred to as for the inn medical professional. The general practitioner arrived in the hour, and after an entire exam he stunned Ruth by means of inquiring for the main points of what Angus had eaten for dinner. She attempted to remember the classes he had selected, yet all she might be mindful used to be that he had fallen in with Max’s feedback. The health care professional recommended that Mr. Henderson could be visited by means of a expert very first thing within the morning. “Poppycock,” stated Angus weakly. “There’s not anything unsuitable with me that our neighborhood GP won’t deal with simply once we’re again on Jersey. We’ll get the 1st flight domestic. ” Ruth agreed with the general practitioner, yet knew there has been no aspect in arguing together with her husband. whilst he finally fell asleep, she went downstairs to mobile Max and warn him that they might be returning to Jersey within the morning. He sounded involved, and repeated his supply to do whatever he might to assist. after they boarded the plane the next morning and the executive steward observed the nation Angus was once in, it took all Ruth’s powers of persuasion to persuade him to permit her husband to stay at the flight.