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The Clarkson family lived in the country near Cambridge，about half a mile from the nearest village and about a mile from the had a big，old house with a beautiful garden，a lot of flowers and many
One Thursday morning in July，Jackie came in from the was a tall，fat woman，thirty years was the hottest day of the year，but she wore a warm brown skirt and yellow went into the kitchen to get a drink of then the phone rang.
'Cambridge 1379，'Jackie said.
' is Diane.I want to talk to Mother.'
'Mother isn't here，'Jackie said.'She's at the doctor's.'
'Nothing's wrong，'Jackie said.'Why are you telephoning? You are going to come this weekend? Mother wants everyone to be here.'
'Yes，I want to come，'Diane said.'I'm phoning because I have no money for the train ticket.'
'No money!Mother is always giving you money!'
'This phone call is very expensive，'Diane said coldly.'Tell Mother please.I need the money.'
Jackie put the phone took a cigarette from her bag and began to felt angry because her sister al-ways asked for was twenty years old， the youngest in the lived in London，in one room of a big wanted to be a sang very well but she could never get work.
Jackie went back into the kitchen and began to make some then the back door opened，and her mother came in.
'It's very hot!'Molly took off her hat and put it down on the was a tall，dark woman with beautiful eyes.
Two big，black dogs came into the kitchen after her and ran across to her.She sat down and put her hands on their heads.
Jackie put the sandwiches on the table.'Mother，'she said，'Diane wants money for her train ticket.'
Molly closed her eyes for a she stood up.'This afternoon I want you to get the house ready for the weekend，'she said.'Oh，and please go to the village later and get my tablets.'
Molly went to the door.
'Mother，please wait a minute，'Jackie said.'Peter Hobbs came here this very angry with you about that lost his job，you did you write to his office?He wants to talk to you about it.'
'Well，I don't want to talk to him，'Molly opened the door.
'But Mother，you don't seventeen，and it was his first very，very says… he says he's going to kill you!'
Molly did not went out of the room and closed the door.