Death of a Gossip (Hamish Macbeth Mysteries - Book 01 - by M. C. Beaton

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You can buy them in lengths of seven and a half to twelve feet. But you will find the leader often gets broken above the tippet and so you will have to learn to tie it anyway. Now, watch closely and I’ll show you how to do it. You can go off and fish the Marag if you want, Major,” added Heather. ” “No experts in fly fishing,” said the major heartily. “Always something to learn. ” Alice Wilson wrestled with the knot. She would get one side of it right only to discover that the other side had miraculously unravelled itself.

No, I hivnae bagged any majors. ” Hamish looked horrified. ” “Fun’s over,” whispered Jeremy to Alice. ” She came crashing through the undergrowth. Her broad face was flushed, and she had a scratch down one cheek. But her eyes held a triumphant, satisfied gleam. John ï�½ Cartwright hurriedly began to make arrangements to move his school on to further fishing grounds for the afternoon. Boxes of hooks were distributed. More knots demonstrated—a towel knot and a figure of eight. This time even Lady Jane struggled away in silence to master the slippery nylon.

They shot off down the road, not stopping until they were well clear of the loch. Jeremy handed Alice a towel to wipe her face. Alice smiled at him gratefully. “What about Daphne? ” Jeremy was shadowed by a stand of trees beside the car. He seemed to be watching her mouth. Alice’s heart began to hammer. ” she asked. ” “We did. My father had been using the car. ” “No. Heather wrote to me to ask me if I would join up with Daphne. ” He suddenly switched on the engine. Alice sat very quietly. Perhaps he might have kissed her if she hadn’t kept on and on about stupid Daphne.

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