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In which: Cedric and Isla move into the Stockbroker; Isla announces her wish to have a baby; Cedric's son, Bernard and granddaughter, Sylvia move into the Stockbroker; Isla is haunted by Cedric's late wife; Bernard's fostered twin daughter turns up on the doorstep and Bernard tracks down Rita, the foster mother, and brings her to live in the Stockbroker.
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At last Cedric and Isla have arrived back in England
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Cedric shows Isla his antique furniture, newly out of storage.
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The kitchen pleasantly surprises Isla
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Isla looks around the bedroom.
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Meanwhile Cedric is in the spare room.
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Isla tells him he can use the space in the bay window.
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Isla has taken delivery of some new furniture.
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Cedric's son, Bernard, has been invited to dinner.
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Bernard and Sylvia have moved in.
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A large portrait of Cedric's first wife dominates the stairway.
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Isla feels the 'presence' of Cedric's first wife most strongly in the bedroom.
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Bernard managed to get a good nights sleep on the sofa, it's more comfortable than it looks.
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Cedric and Isla are taking little Sylvia to the zoo.
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Little Sylvia is in the nursery, playing with her twin sister, Polly, known affectionately to friends and family as 'Pronto'.
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A few days after Bernard's strange dream, which he'd felt had a distinctly prophetic feel to it, he arrives home from work to find Cedric, Isla and little Sylvia in the hallway.
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Cedric unfolded the note and read it aloud.
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Cedric has taken Bernard to his study; he wants to hear what the lad has to say for himself.  WARNING: THIS TALE OF WOE IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART (NOR STICKLERS FOR PUNCTUATION)
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Bernard looks on as his daughters babble happily to each other.
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Isla is standing forlornly in the scullery.
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Isla raced up the stairs to investigate the noise.
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In the bedroom, Isla was confronted with a shocking sight - it had been completely trashed.
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The next day, Cedric agreed to mind the children for a few hours and Isla went shopping. She returns home to find a strange woman in the kitchen. [They say necessity is the mother of invention!]
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Mrs McWraith had some trouble getting the girls out of bed this morning but they are up now and with her in the kitchen
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Cedric is spending more and more time in his little snug.
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Bernard is doing cartwheels - he has news of Rita!
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Bernard and Rita meet at a hastily constructed country pub near Greconville.
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Bernard and Rita find a quiet corner in the hastily constructed country pub and Rita continues her story.
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Big Jim had happened next.
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Bernard and Rita had left no time in sharing the good news of their engagement with Cedric and Isla.
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