Die alte Dame

The landlady. This is the title of a short story of Roald Dahl I just red. The 17 year old Billy Weaver is sent to Bath to provide a Branch Manager of his company in London with some information. Billy does not lodge as he was told at the arrival in Bath’s railstation in “The Bell and Dragon” but stops in a small boardinghouse that is ran by an old extraordinary lady. Billy just gets a thought of what makes this house so cozy but quiet as well when it somehow seems too late. Anyone who wants to know about the little secret the old lady keeps in the walls of the boardinghouse, should read it. The story is not complex at all, not thrilling just until the end, when the reader is presented a facette of the old lady they didn’t expect.

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