Audrey


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Audrey

awkward rural wench who jilts a countryman for a clown. [Br. Drama: Shakespeare As You Like It]
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The third item in the group of the cook and the epicure was also known to Father Brown; it was Audrey Watson, the Major's ward and housekeeper; and at this moment, to judge by her apron, tucked-up sleeves and resolute manner, much more the housekeeper than the ward.
Father Brown gathered, from the course of the conversation, that Cray, the other gourmet, had to leave before the usual lunch-time; but that Putnam, his host, not to be done out of a final feast with an old crony, had arranged for a special dejeuner to be set out and consumed in the course of the morning, while Audrey and other graver persons were at morning service.
She's been at me," and he tossed his tousled black head towards Audrey, but the other had no need of the direction, "she's been at me today about how cruel I was to shoot a poor harmless house-breaker, and how I have the devil in me against poor harmless natives.
I was engaged to Audrey out there; and we all travelled back together.
Cray introduced him civilly enough, as Dr Oman, but he showed such disfavour in his very face that Brown guessed the two men, whether Audrey knew it or not, were rivals.
The moment after, Audrey Watson came rushing into the house and fell on her knees beside Cray's chair.
And now, as he began to explain to Mr Sheppherd that he wished for his consent to marry his daughter Audrey, he found himself suffering exactly the same symptoms.
Audrey was hovering in the neighbourhood of the door.
If the glow did not entirely fade it was due to Audrey, who more than fulfilled her promise of ringing him up on the telephone.
I thought you said you didn't know her,' said Audrey, jealously.
The seat Audrey had bought for him at the Piccadilly Theatre proved to be in the centre of the sixth row of stalls--practically a death-trap.
He spoke of Audrey and gave a crisp character-sketch of Mr Sheppherd.