WILLIAM THE SHOWMAN 137
" The costume's rather like that Mary Queen of Scots costume you had once, isn't it, Ethel ? " said Mrs. Brown.
" Yes, I've got it somewhere still."
" It shows it was a very good one because of course this child's sure to have had the best. I always thought that that costume was a very good one. Don't you think that the child has just a look of William ? '
" Oh, not quite as bad as that, surely ? " said Ethel.
But William, rather to her surprise, refused to rise to this. He stared out of the window as if he had not heard, wearing his most enigmatic expression.