Chapter Twenty-Four – A Missing Surgeon (3)
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Keith muttered. “Perhaps we should all depart. I assured my sister I would be present at her wedding and that is in eight days.”

“Then I shall return to Cornwall for a time.” Portland forced himself to smile as he looked at his two friends. “I must admit to having found a gentleman who wanted the house two weeks since, but I have been unable to part with it. Would you see to it, Fotherby? If Keith is to leave at once, then I shall stay until you have a mind to leave, but I cannot bear to be the one to relinquish the key.”

“I have four days until my exam, I shall leave on the fifth. But I shall be happy to convey the business for you.”

The following day Keith departed in order to reach his sister’s wedding in Scotland, wishing the other...

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