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Surely she and Ralph could not be the centre of any more excitement? " "Certainly not," Ralph whispered back. " "It must not look as though we All the same, when their hostess had finished with them he took Clare into a side-room, away from the bustle, and sat her down on the sofa, a tray of food and a bottle of strong red wine, between them. " the Home Office. " he asked her. "About Clare drank the wine gratefully. Being with Ralph was turning her into a toper. She had polished off more drink since she had met him than in the whole of her previous life.
He had wanted others to believe that he was genuinely attracted to her, whilst remaining his usually aloof sell What he had not bargained for was the effect which she was beginning to have on him--and he knew that she was not even trying to snare him. For all her cleverness, there was a sexual artlessness about her that led him to believe that she and Boy had not gone very far with their love-making, which was going to make his task harder than ever. The music ended. Ralph gave Clare one last long spin to bring them near to an open window: the room was' hot.
To Clare's horror he rapidly walked over to her, ruffled her hair, rubbed his cheek against her lips ticked mouth and with one smooth movement undid the two top buttons of her dress. " Clare exclaimed, horrified. " and then stopped. She knew only too well what he was up to: making them look like lovers. He was now pulling his tie off and undoing the top buttons of his shirt before walking to the door and calling through it in an annoyed voice, "Yes, who is it? Miss Windham and I are in conference.