THE SENTIMENTAL WIDOW 231
It was nice to think that Maggie wasn't there any more. She was fascinatingly credulous but she talked too much. He was aware that after this one speech of general explanation Mrs. Roundway would resume the smiling silence of years. One other explanation she had to give.
" I hope you don't mind, love. I've made it the old way. I'm not quite sure how she used to do them boot buttons."
" I like them best without boot buttons," said William.
Then he walked on, happily munching his cookie boy.