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Joanna was quite right. The High Street was full of people talking. I met Griffith first.
‘You’ve no idea who committed this murder?’ I asked.
‘No. I wish I knew.’ He asked how Joanna was, and said that he had some photographs she wanted to see. I offered to take them to her.
‘Oh, it doesn’t matter. I shall be passing that way later in the morning.’
I let him go as I saw his sister coming and this time I wanted to talk to her.
‘Absolutely awful!’ Aimee Griffith called. ‘It’s the first murder we’ve ever had in Lymstock. I hear Megan found the body? It must have given her a bit of a shock.’
‘It did,’ I said shortly. Then I made a sudden decision. ‘Tell me, Miss Griffith, was it you who persuaded her to return home yesterday?’
‘Well, I wouldn’t say persuaded.’
‘But you did say something to her? ‘
Aimee Griffith looked straight into my eyes, ‘That young woman doesn’t know how people talk.’
‘Talk, what talk?’
Aimee Griffith continued, ‘Oh, I don’t think any of it’s true! But it’s rather hard on the girl when she’s got to earn a living.’
‘Has she got to earn a living?’ I asked, confused.
‘It’s a difficult position for her. I mean, she can’t go immediately and leave the boys with no one to look after them. But, of course people will gossip!’
‘Who are you talking about?’ I asked.
‘Elsie Holland, of course.’
‘And what are people saying?’
Aimee Griffith laughed. It was, I thought, rather an unpleasant laugh. ‘That she is planning to become Mrs Symmington No. 2. Of course, it’s mad! And poor di@k Symmington hasn’t any idea of all this! But if the girl is always there, making him comfortable, and looking after the boys - well, he will begin to depend on her. And that’s why I told Megan that she ought to go home. It looks better than having di@k Symmington and Miss Holland alone in the house, don’t you agree?’ she said, and walked away.
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