Cleared up a bit, so we all took the train to Margate, and the first person we met on the jetty was Gowing i said:" Hullon! I thought you had gone to Barmouth with your Birmingham friends?" He said:" Yes, but young Peter Lawrence was so ill, they postphoned thier visit, so I came down here. You know the cummings' are here too?" Carrie sia:" Oh, that will be delightful! We must have some evenings together and have games."
I introduced Lupin, saying:" You will be pleased to find we have our dear boy at home!" Gowing said:" How's that? You don't mean to say he's left the Bank?"
I changed the subject quickly, and thereby avoided any of those awkward questions which Gowing always has a knack of asking.