By Mary Stewart
Vanessa March by no means concept to seem for her lacking husband in Vienna -- till she observed him in a newsreelshot there on the scene of a perilous fireplace. yet her hunt for solutions in simple terms results in extra sinister questionsin a mysterious global of lovely horses.
And what waits for Vanessa within the shadowsis extra terrifying thananything she has ever encountered.
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It's very simple and rather depressing and probably a bit sordid. And I dare say it happens every day. Only I thought it wouldn't ever happen to me. We were going away on holiday, Lewis and I, and it was the first really long break since we were married just over two years ago. , and they slave-drive him, only they pay pretty well, and he's always enjoyed the travelling. He never knew whether he'd be sent to Hong Kong or to Oslo next, and it suited him. Then we got married. And he said he'd change his job, only it would take time to train his successor, so we decided we'd just take it as it came for a couple of years.
I looked up at him somberly. It was a relief to put it at last into words. "It only came to me afterwards, but it was the way a man would act if he knew he was going to do something dangerous, and he didn't want to part like that. And now I know that's true. " He was staring at me. "What do you mean? 'Dangerous'? What sort of danger could he be in? " "I don't know. " And I told him all about the newsreel and the chain of events which had made me decide to come out to Austria and see for myself what was going on.
In Sweden? " "He didn't. He's been in Sweden all along. In Stockholm, if you want to know. " I didn't add that the only message in four days had been a very brief cable. Lewis was as capable as I was of holding tightly to a quarrel. "But you must be wrong. I'll swear it was Lewis. " She made it sound as if I was merely being stupid, as I had been over Timothy. ' And then the camera went closer and it was, I'm quite certain it was. " I must have been looking more stupid even than she had been implying.