“It was all the descendants of the family, living and dead, who raised the spanner in the young woman´s arm and brought it down with all her strength on Jeremy´s head. Once, twice …
She was suddenly gripped by an overwhelming fear, for instead of falling, he began to straighten up, slowly, slowly, just as he had raised the car with the jack. She realised then that if he turned round, without him even doing anything, she would surely die too, of horror, regret, dismay … Then she struck him a third time with the force of despair, and this time he collapsed against the bonnet.”
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