Last Seen Wearing (Inspector Morse 2) by Colin Dexter

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Small tufts of grass were sprouting here and diere. Amazing. Grass growing through concrete. How on earth? Good place to hide a body - under concrete. All you'd need to do ... 'She's dead,' said Morse abruptly. 12 LAST SEEN WEARING Strange looked up at him. ' 'I don't know. But if you don't find a girl after all that time - well, I should guess she's dead. It's hard enough hiding a dead body, but it's a hell of a sight harder hiding a living one. I mean, a living one gets up and walks around and meets other people, doesn't it?

He couldn't have bought the Sunday Times that week. He read the short letter again. To the Editor. Dear Sir, My wife and I wish to express our deep gratitude to your newspaper for the feature 'Girls who run away from Home' (Colour Suppt. August 24). As a direct result of reading die article, our only daughter, Christine, returned home last week after being away for over a year. We thank you most sincerely. Mr and Mrs J. Richardson (Kidderminster). Morse got up and went to a large pile of newspapers neady bundled in string, dial lay in die hallway beside the front door.

He finally arose at ten, washed and shaved and set off briskly down the road for a Sunday morning newspaper. It was no more than twenty minutes' walk and Morse enjoyed the stroll. His head felt clearer already and he swung along almost merrily, mentally debating whether to buy the News of the World or the Sunday Times. It was the regular hebdomadal debate which paralleled the struggle in Morse's character between the Coarse and the Cultured. Sometimes he bought one; sometimes he bought the other.

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