By Agatha Christie
From seat No. nine, Hercule Poirot used to be preferably put to watch his fellow air passengers. Over to his correct sat younger girl, essentially infatuated with the guy contrary; forward, in seat No. thirteen, sat a countess with a poorly hid cocaine behavior; around the gangway in seat No. eight, a detective author used to be being afflicted via an competitive wasp. What Poirot didn't but detect was once that in the back of him, in seat No. 2, sat the slumped, dead physique of a girl.
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In the quiet that followed, she could hear her heart thudding. She leaned against the wall. At the other end of the hall, her bedroom door stood open, offering safety, but her legs wouldn't carry her there. What had happened? she wondered numbly. What was there, on the other side of the attic door? She'd felt as if she were drowning in that avalanche of sound and chilling wind. She took a shaky step, then raced to the stairs and down to the front door, her feet pounding furiously. " Uncle Ralph shouted from his study, but she kept on running, letting the door slam behind her.
She held out her arms, and Chris ran into them. Then Grandma hugged and kissed Uncle Ralph. " she exclaimed. " "I've learned how to swim longer distances," Chris told her. " Uncle Ralph sat on the edge of the bed and took Grandma's hand. " "Fine, except for the arthritis," Grandma said. "Bored. " She brushed off the rest of their questions, after telling them she was starting appointments at the arthritis clinic tomorrow. When her treatments were finished, she could go home. "And you'll be there," she said, giving Chris 46 CHRISTINA'S GHOST another squeeze.
But she didn't say it. Bringing sunshine into another person's life was tricky enough without that person knowing what you were up to.