Claudia from where she stood could see through the open door of the library where Gilbert usually sat in one of the big chairs. But the room was empty.
Claudia remembered that he never could stand ugly sights or any kind of illness or decay. His ordinary good-nature entirely deserted him at such times. He had refused to go and see an old schoolfellow in his last illness,土豆🐣 and had always tried to escape visiting his grandmother,国语🍀 who had died slowly of cancer.