Oscar, her only son, took little notice of her, being so wrapped up in his own affairs. There had been Oscar's romance with Bryan, his rejection of her bird collection, and now his establishment in the Clock House with Binkie(and dog) All this had rankled with Edith. He was her only child and she liked to be in control, which is why she snooped upon Greconville society so much. She was an unhappy woman and therefore dangerous. The cherry cake was very good, Rita pushed all these worrying thoughts to the back of her mind.