By Dominick Dunne
They have been the kinfolk with every little thing. cash. impact. Glamour. strength. the facility to halt a police research in its tracks. the ability to spin a narrative, concoct a lie, and think it was once the reality. the facility to homicide with out guilt, with no disgrace, and with no ever paying the associated fee. They have been the Bradleys, America's royalty. yet an interloper refuses to play his half. And now, the day of reckoning has arrived.
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Inside, the Bradley offspring enjoyed hearing the exchange. There was muffled laughter in the room. Leverett Somerset was no friend of their family, and their father was putting the Yankee snob in his place. Only Constant seemed uncomfortable, but his distress was unvoiced and went unnoticed. " Gerald shrugged. "A spat. A boyfriend-girlfriend spat. It happens. What is the big deal? " "Do you want to know why my daughter would not have your son to her party? " "You heard me. " Gerald stepped outside under the porte cochere and closed the front door behind him.
She thought the windows on either side of the front doors should be larger. The architect, Louis I. Kahn, who had also designed a much heralded library at Philips Exeter Academy several years before, happened to be there at Milford that day. He did not agree with her suggestions, but Maureen insisted. There was a bossy side to her. "My father thought so, too," she said, and she smiled sweetly, implying, without stating, that her father was paying the bills, and it had better be done her way. After a look from Dr.
Lovely," she said over and over, as she made suggestions for changes. She thought the windows on either side of the front doors should be larger. The architect, Louis I. Kahn, who had also designed a much heralded library at Philips Exeter Academy several years before, happened to be there at Milford that day. He did not agree with her suggestions, but Maureen insisted. There was a bossy side to her. "My father thought so, too," she said, and she smiled sweetly, implying, without stating, that her father was paying the bills, and it had better be done her way.
A Season in Purgatory by Dominick Dunne