Mrs Warboys relates a story, to some women she meets in a cafe, about the Meldrews. After losing to Nick at Scrabble, and discovering that the black shoes he wants to buy are still on the feet of their last owner--presently deceased--Victor is even grumpier than ever, the more so when Margaret disappears without trace. It turns out she just wanted a break and, after she has returned, Victor helps Nick at a garden fete where he is pursued by an amorous chimpanzee.
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As I say, Mrs Meldrew swore me to complete secrecy over the entire episode. I mean, there are some things too personal and too upsetting to be just blethered all round the houses as idle gossip. Well, as far as anyone can tell, the roots of it all started one morning last June. A few of us were round having a bit of a chin-wag over coffee, and somehow or other the subject had drifted onto weird dreams and nightmares.