By Michael Innes
George Gadberry, “resting actor,” packs his luggage and heads for obscurity while the Tax Inspector beckons. Then he gets a mysterious invitation and a proposition which can bring about huge, immense riches. prosperous imbiber, Nicholas Comberford, desires George to impersonate him for you to safe a spot within the will of fabulously prosperous Great-Aunt Prudence, who lives in a Cistercian monastery and won't permit a unmarried drop of liquor within the position. Gadberry's success turns out to have changed—but at what price?
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Uncle Ralph doesn't want me with him. Oh, we get along okay"—she wanted to chase away Grandma's worried frown—"but he'll be glad when I'm gone. And so will I," she added. Grandma hugged her. "My Ralph is a loner, I'm afraid. He's lived by himself for a long time, and he's used to it. But I'm sure he's glad to have you with him, dear. I'm just sure of it! " Chris sighed. "He loves you, Grandma. " "Of course he loves me," Grandma said. "But he Grandma's Hint 47 loves you, too, dear. " Chris remembered Uncle Ralph crawling out on the branch to test her swing, even though he was afraid.
Find a project. Chris sat up straight. That was what her mother had told her on the telephone, and Chris had agreed, planning then to find out more about the little boy. Now she decided she wanted to forget him. She'd find another project. Don't sit around and mope, was what her mother always advised. Get going! Chris narrowed her eyes and looked out over the gray water. What could she do? What would keep her busy during the long hours while Uncle Ralph was working? What would keep her out of that house?
He might accuse her of moving it herself. He might get angry all over again. The gray head was already bent over the book beside his plate. He wouldn't want to know, she decided. He doesn't want to think about anything that isn't in a book. But something scary was happening in this house. Something bad! She almost forgot to eat, trying to figure out what it was. Uncle Ralph swallowed his last spoonful of cereal 43 44 CHRISTINA'S GHOST and closed his book. "We're going to see your grandmother today," he said.
A Change Of Heir by Michael Innes