When Elvis March returned to town, after his hot little affair, his first show of power was to bark orders at Fran Alman, who worked in the Office.
Fran Alman had always been quiet, polite, of good humour. But Elvis, needing to prove himself, treated her with contempt.
Loudly he announced that she had one job, and that was to collect the dues, then, marched out.
He got into his car, for the next person on his barking list was Ann South, the Matron of Miriam House, who, unknown to him, had just returned from her vacation last night.
Elvis told her to rent out every corner of the property, in a powerful voice, criticised everything he saw, then jumped in his car and sped off.