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So we were on it at the same time, spoiling their atmosphere. Too bad. They didn’t need to give us a Look. I object to Looks. ’ As she was saying this, she was trying to get the key in the lock to open the door to our room. Since it was an oldfashioned iron key you’d normally associate with castle gates, this was no easy task. They’d whipped out all the Mr Minit locks and replaced them with Mr 1574 locks in the interest of atmosphere. Poor Jules was getting quite agitated, which isn’t at all like her.
Because that’s the only thing that’ll justify those prices! ’ ‘It’s not, you know. Plenty of places cost that and more. ’ ‘I hate luxury! Luxury leaves me cold! Bugger luxury! People think if they call it luxury they can charge prices you’d expect on the Space Shuttle. ’ ‘Yes, but I need it, I really do,’ I played my trump card. ‘I’m desperate for pampering. Work has been terrible in the last few weeks. ’ I knew she’d be too kind-hearted to make a fuss if I pleaded stress and overwork. There was a short, seething silence while Rach tried to harden her resolve.
Pause. Creakcreakcreakcreak. ‘Well he’s never going to make her come with a rhythm like that,’ said Jules, ‘You can’t break it up. ’ Creakcreakcreakcreak. Pause. Creakcreakcreakcreak. ’ Creakcreakcreakcreak. Pause. Creakcreakcreakcreak. ’ Creakcreakcreakcreak. Pause. Creakcreakcreakcreak. QX5 10/1/05 11:53 AM Page 33 Bookhouse We run away from home 33 ‘His thoughts as well, I’m sure. ’ There was a long silence, then the somewhat furtive sound of the front door opening. ’ Squeakchunk squeakchunk squeakchunk.