By Alexander McCall Smith
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But in another, important respect, the Matthew of today was different from the Matthew of a short time ago. This was the fact that he now had slightly over four million pounds to his name, the gift of his father at the instance of Janice, his father’s new, and badly misjudged fiancée. His father’s official disclosure of the transfer of the funds had come in a letter from his lawyer, a man who had always, although in private, been somewhat scathing of Matthew (whom he regarded as being weak and ineffectual).
It always worked. You loved ‘Soave sia il vento’, you know. You loved that. Così fan tutte, as you’ll recall. You adored Mozart when you were a baby. ” “But if you’re busy,” said Bertie carefully, “then you might have less time for me, Mummy. Is that right? ” Irene thought quickly. Poor little boy! Of course he was threatened; of course he felt insecure. He must be dreading the day when the new baby arrives and takes all my attention away from him. Oh poor Bertie! “Bertie, carissimo,” she said, leaning down to enfold him in her arms.
She had told him about how she had looked after that uncle in Arbroath and how she had worked all the hours of creation in that nursing home in Aberdeen. There had been no joy, no light in her life – only drudgery and service to others. And now here was Eddie about to take her money. Matthew was on the point of saying something, but Eddie now addressed Big Lou. “And here’s another thing,” he said. “I’ve negotiated with the waitresses. They’re going to stay on and work for me. ” Big Lou paused. Then she picked up a spoon and began to ladle coffee into the small metal container.
44 Scotland Street 03 Love Over Scotland by Alexander McCall Smith