The Gobbler

The Gobbler

Language: English

Pages: 320

ISBN: 043400149X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

The Gobbler

Language: English

Pages: 320

ISBN: 043400149X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


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stimulating as erudite English scholars), his parents were perfectly affable, and had welcomed Wendy into the family with polite enthusiasm. It was Julian who had more or less cut them off for he seemed to feel he could never live up to the aspirations he imagined they had for him, could not keep up the image of the diligent and embattled little fighter of a perfect son he had pretended to be as a boy. It struck Wendy that the only friend she had was Tom, who had been her best friend since her

position better than he did, and she was too rational to get them into debt on her own account. Besides, he thought, there had to be a finite amount of ruched curtaining one house could take. He signalled to the barman to set up the same again, then tore quietly at his hair as anger at this mess of obligations overtook him. He thought of running away, of just picking up his passport, heading out to the airport, and getting on the first plane to some place where no one could find him. The barman

all been so sudden.’ ‘No,’ said Paul, still shaking his head. ‘I’m afraid I couldn’t.’ Paul’s determined response took Wendy by surprise. She’d expected the conversation to be difficult and embarrassing and for Paul to wriggle and try to slip away from her arguments like the slippery customer she knew him to be, but he seemed so aggressively resolute and self-assured. ‘He’s beyond my help,’ continued Paul. He slowly catalogued the grievances he’d been cheated out of listing to Julian’s face on

Jamie’s Dennis the Menace backpack to use as a pillow. The Independent which was slammed through the letter box ten minutes later similarly failed to stir him, even though it landed on his foot. It was only when Sean and Jamie crept as silently as they could down the stairs with their mother ‘shushing’ after them that he became aware of the world around him. He could hear the boys trying to suppress fits of giggles as the stairs creaked under their tread and he imagined Wendy following behind

and collapsed on the bed, trying to suppress the sudden recollection that he had to be at rehearsals by ten or they’d lose the house. Five minutes later a desire to piss overcame him and he had to stagger through into the cool Cunard chic of their en-suite bathroom. As soon as he’d relaxed the sphincter on his bladder he felt an urgent need to crap. Weary, hungover and self-pityingly depressed though he was, he resigned himself to this bodily obligation, sat on the toilet and starting leafing

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