They're all furious with Emma for going to you about it - and with Dr. Quimper who, it seemed, encouraged her to do so. Harold and Alfred think it was a try on and not genuine. Emma isn't sure. Cedric thinks it was phoney, too, but he doesn't take it as seriously as the other two. Bryan, on the other hand, seems quite sure that it's genuine."
"Why, I wonder?"
Well, Bryan's rather like that. Just accepts things at their face value. He thinks it was Edmund's wife - or rather widow – and that she had suddenly to go back to France, but that they'll hear from her again sometimes. The fact that she hasn't written, or anything, up to now, seems to him to be quite natural because he never writes letters himself. Bryan's rather sweet. Just like a dog that wants to be taken for a walk."
"And do you take him for a walk, dear?" asked Miss Marple. "To the pigsties, perhaps?"
Lucy shot a keen glance at her.
"So many gentlemen in the house, coming and going," mused Miss Marple.Bouguereau William