Lucia and Georgie submits entries for the local art exhibition,which Mapp,a member of the judging committee,rejects,returning them to their owners. However Lucia hangs them in pride of place at her house,so that the other judges, Mr and Mrs Wyse,are suitably impressed and insist on their submission. Needless to say they are highly commended but Mapp sees a chance for revenge on learning that the Wyses' relation,Italian Countess Faraglione,is coming to visit. Lucia and Georgie have claimed to be linguists but Mapp sees this as the chance to catch them out. Lucia feigns illness whilst Georgie goes to another town. Fortunately he meets a mother and daughter who speak fluent Italian and dictate a letter that Lucia can have presented in faultless Italian to the countess,apologizing for her indisposition. Written by
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When Lucia and Georgie return from seeing their pictures hung at the art show, Lucia's picture is still hanging above the fireplace at Mallards. See more
My husband is English. As English as English! He is a diplomatist, and he's next posted to Roma. Like a letter, no?