The Meldrews have been burgled and the television set stolen. Victor decides to go to the pub and meets a man he used to know,Billy,who mistakes him for somebody else and mocks 'that old misery Meldrew'. To keep up the pretence Victor lets Billy give him a lift to the house belonging to the man Billy thinks he is,skulks a bit and walks home in the rain. Having lost his voice he is mistaken for an obscene caller when he rings the phone company,as well as being mistaken for a prowler when he was hiding in the garden of the house Billy took him to. Written by
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Oh, pass it up, for Christ's sake! Look at him. We're in for a bloody sight-seeing tour of Milan now. Get rid of it, man!
[the doorbell rings
Who's that, for goodness sake?
[leaves the room
Oh, give me a break! Why don't you just gift-wrap the ball and tie a ribbon on it for him?
References Ruth Rendell Mysteries