Miss Greta Wilson made no attempt to wipe the tea off her jumper. She fixed her pale blue eyes on Archie with the unwinking stare of a kitten and asked,
‘Did you know her?’
Archie shook his head.
‘Perhaps she’s frightfully ugly,’ pursued Greta.
‘She’s probably hideous,’ said Archie. ‘If she weren’t, there’d have been about a million photos of her in all the papers.’
Greta’s colour rose.
‘Would you marry a girl who was perfectly hideous, just because she had heaps of money?’
‘Ah!’ said Archie. ‘If it were to keep my Aunt Elizabeth’s parrot out of the workhouse, I might. Some day I’ll tell you all about it – “A Hero’s Sublime Sacrifice. A Parrot’s Trust Rewarded. Devoted Nephew Saves Indigent Feathered Friend. Matchless Masterpiece In Seventeen Episodes Featurin’ Archibald Millar.”
Oh. Ok. I like Archie. He is the first character in this book that I like (...Miss Silver is ok, too, but hasn't had any big scenes, yet).