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Agatha Christie - 13 - Endless Night

'Agatha Christie - 13 - Endless Night'
ENDLESS NIGHT Agatha Christie “Every Night and every Morn Some to Misery are born. Every Morn and every Night Some are born to Sweet Delight, Some are born to Sweet Delight, Some are born to Endless Night.“ (Auguries of Innocence) Book I Chapter 1 In my end is my beginning. That's a quotation I've often heard people say. It sounds all right, but what does it really mean? Is there ever any particular spot where one can put one's finger and say: “It all began that day, at such a time and such a place, with such an incident?“ Did my story begin, perhaps, when I noticed the Sale Bill hanging on the wall of the George and Dragon, announcing Sale by Auction of that valuable property “The Towers,“ and giving particulars of the acreage, the miles and furlongs, and the highly idealised portrait of “The Towers“ as it might have been perhaps in its prime, anything from eighty to a hundred years ago. I was doing nothing particular, just strolling along the main street of Kingston Bishop, a place of no importance whatever, killing time. I noticed the Sale Bill. Why? Fate up to its dirty work? Or dealing out its golden hand-shake of good fortune? You can look at it either way. Or you could say, perhaps, that it all had its beginnings when I met Santonix, during the talks I had with him; I can close my eyes and see: his flushed cheeks, the over-brilliant eyes, and the movement of the strong yet delicate hand that sketched and drew plans and elevations of homes. One house in particular, a beautiful house, a home that would be wonderful to own! My longing for a home, a fine and beautiful home, such a house as I could never hope to have, flowered into life then. It was a happy fantasy shared between us, the house that Santonix would build for me - if he lasted long enough. A house that in my dreams I would live in with the girl that I loved, a house in which just like a child's silly fairy story we should live together “happy ever afterwards.“ All pure fantasy, all nonsense, but it started that tide of longing in me. Longing for something I was never likely to have. Or if this is a love story - and it's, a love story, I swear - then why not begin where I first caught sight of Ellie standing in the dark fir trees of Gipsy's Acre? Gipsy's Acre. Yes, perhaps I'd better begin there, at the moment when I turned away from the Sale board with little shiver because a black cloud had come over the fun, and asked a question carelessly enough of one of the locals, who was clipping a hedge in a desultory fashion nearby. “What's this house, The Towers, like?“ I can still see the queer face of the old man, as he looked at me sideways and said: “That's not what us calls it here. What sort of a name is that?“ He snorted disapproval. “It's many a year now since folks lived in it and called it The Towers.“ He snorted again. I asked him then what he called it, and again his eyes shifted away from me in his old wrinkled face in that queer way country folk have of not speaking to yo
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