The sudden dumping of her niece upon her. The child was being educated at a convent in Yorkshire - she was the daughter of her sadly deceased sister, who had died as the result of an unfortunate dyeing lotion at her hairdressing salon in Worthing a year or so back. Caroline, her daughter, had been left at the convent until now....and NOW it turned out that her fees were not being paid! Not surprising really, since her father was on "vacation" at Her Majesty's pleasure and now the ill-gotten gains seemed to have run out. She wondered what had happened to Caroline's brother, Cedric. She hadn't seen either child for many years but remembered them vaguely. Cedric had been a bit of a "little madam" but Caroline has seemed a pleasant enough child. What would she be like now - and would Oriel allow her to come and stay. There seemed no other option since she had given up her council house when Oriel had become so ardent in his wooing of her. Perhaps she, Gladys Wings, had made a Big Mistake. Still, as an ex-Windmill girl - so tall, she had talents that her American lover had not yet tasted. So surely that old feather boa, a souvenir of her ex-show girl days would come into it's own . She had certainly had them hanging onto their seats back in the 1940's, and she had her new red shoes too......irresistible.