Gees' First Case
"Are you one of the Shropshire Greens?" she asked abruptly.
"No, just a Green Green," he answered. "You know--family supplied the name, and Providence weighed in with the nature."
"I once met a man on the boat who talked so much about the Shropshire Greens," she explained. "Forgive the question."
"Oh, easily," he assured her. "Did you say the boat, though?"
"A cross-channel boat," she explained again, but managed to convey by her tone that she did not like the question. Gees divined that her admission of having been abroad was involuntary, and already regretted. Yet everybody went abroad nowadays: there could be nothing in it.
"I didn't know there were any special Shropshire Greens," he observed, with a view to putting her at her e