Murder on the links – Agatha Christie
She shook her head vigorously.
‘What are you like when you’re mad?’ I inquired with a smile.
‘A regular little devil! Don’t care what I say, or what I do, either! I nearly did a chap in once. Yes, really. He’d have deserved it, too.’
‘Well,’ I begged, ‘don’t get mad with me.’
‘I shan’t. I like you – did the first moment I set eyes on you. But you looked so disapproving that I never thought we should make friends.’
‘Well, we have. Tell me something about yourself.’
‘I’m an actress. No – not the kind you’re thinking of. I’ve been on the boards since I was a kid of six – tumbling.’
‘I beg your pardon,’ I said, puzzled.
‘Haven’t you ever seen child acrobats?’
‘Oh, I understand!’
‘I’m American born, but I’ve spent most of my life in England. We’ve got a new show now -‘