Free US/UK Kindle ClassicSons and Lovers
by D.H. Lawrence
"And how much has he sunk in his houses?" she asked."His houses--which houses?"Gertrude Morel went white to the lips. He had told her the house he lived in, and the next one, was his own."I thought the house we live in--" she began."They're my houses, those two," said the mother-in-law. "And not clear either. It's as much as I can do to keep the mortgage interest paid."
He began to be rather late in coming home [from the mine].
"They're working very late now, aren't they?" she said to her washer-woman.
"No later than they allers do, I don't think. But they stop to have their pint at Ellen's, an' they get talkin', an' there you are! Dinner stone cold--an' it serves 'em right."
"But Mr. Morel does not take any drink."
The woman dropped the clothes, looked at Mrs. Morel, then went on with her work, saying nothing.
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