by Daphne du Maurier
Author: Daphne du Maurier
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...just run things as they have always been run; Ishan't want to make any changes.'I stopped, a little breathless, still uncertain of myself and whetherI was saying the right thing, and when I looked up again I saw that she'Very good,' she said; 'I hope I shall do everything to your satisfaction.The house has been in my charge now for more than a year, and Mr de Winterhas never complained. It was very different of course when the late Mrsde Winter was alive; there was a lot of entertaining then, a lot of parties,and though I managed for her, she liked to supervise things herself.'Once again I had the impression that she chose her words with care, thatshe was feeling her way, as it were, into my mind, and watching for theeffect upon my face.'I would rather leave it to you,' I repeated, 'much rather,' and intoher face came the same expression I had noticed before, when first I hadshaken hands with her in the hall, a look surely of derision, of definitecontempt. She knew that I would never...
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