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Elegance wears better

‘We’ll soon be there.’ ‘Soon! An hour almost.’ ‘You can stop at Chamby,’ Lionel said, ‘if you wish. Breakfast at the hotel there, and take the train up when one comes.’ ‘Perhaps we will do...

Adversity and appetite

The cab smelled of plush and wet paper. They sat close together; cold seemed concentrated in this small space. The driver offered a rug for the ladies, but Katharine declined it. She said in English,...

‘Untamed Youth’

‘It’s only just the other side of the bridge. We can walk it in quarter of an hour. What do you want a taxi for?’ ‘Not for me,’ he said. ‘But you’re a rich woman.’...

A crushing sadness

‘Shopping?’ ‘A bit. But it’s for the pictures really. There are always two or three English-speaking pictures.’ ‘By yourself?’ ‘Andy won’t go except to the foreign-language ones. He got me to go a couple of...

jungfrau climb conquer virgin

I’d like to climb it one day

The moon was high in the southern sky. It lit the ground beneath their window and the crowding distant peaks of the Oberland. Hibson pointed. ‘That’s the Jungfrau, isn’t it?’ ‘Yes.’ ‘I’d like to climb...

As though they were blessing them

In the troubled water above the sluice-gates, half a dozen swans were waltzing with slow grandeur, swinging round with the current, backing and then, effortlessly, gliding into position again. Above them, perhaps twice as many...