Francis Iles (alias Anthony Berkeley), Before the fact: a murder story for ladies, New York, Doubleday Doran & Company, 1932.
« Youg Cadis-worm ? »
« You’ll have to hurry »
« Plenty of time. I wanted to go ever the vines again »
… and accepting her judgment as final to say nothing of acting as Maecenas to the young white hope. Martin, would argue fiercely with Janet when, as not seldom happened, she disagreed with Lina, Johnnie whom Martin frankly bored, laughed at her, called Martin « the Caddis-worm » and made no objections on finding him so often deep in earnest discussion with Lina on Higher Things when the came back from work . A year or more ago, throught Lina’s intercession with Cecil. Martin had been offered quite a good post on one the more serious weeeklies, and since then…