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We’re not going to starve. You must be patient. ’ ‘And while I’m waiting for the right job to come along, I will have to live on you,’ I said. ‘Well that’s wonderful. ’ She lifted her head to stare at me. Her dark eyes anxious. ‘We’re partners, Harry. When you get a job, I’ll retire. As you haven’t a job for the moment, then I do the work. ’ ‘Harry… you’re worrying me. You may not realise it, but you have changed so much. You’re so hard and bitter now. You must try to forget. ’ I got out of bed.

Malroux: the zinc and copper millionaire? ’ Marshall nodded. ‘He is. He’s a pretty sick man from what I hear. ’ Marshall grimaced. ‘He’s a lung cancer case. ’ I looked at my cigarette, then stubbed it out. ‘That’s tough. ’ ‘Yep. He’s bought East Shore: Ira Cranleigh’s place. He’s had it practically rebuilt. ’ I well remembered Ira Cranleigh’s house. He had been a big oil operator and had built the house at the far end of the bay. He had got into a financial mess and had had to sell. The sale was being negotiated at the time of my trial.

I made out to Nina that I was hunting all day, but it was a lie. After making a couple of calls and being turned down, I sought sanctuary in the nearest bar. When I had worked as a columnist, I had never been much of a drinker, but now, I began really to hit the bottle. Whisky was the one magic escape for me. With five or six whiskies inside me, nothing seemed to matter. I didn’t give a damn if I had a job or not, I could return home and watch Nina slave at her art work without feeling like a pimp.

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