After receiving the phone call from Zelda’s mother, Hazel, Dottie was off centered. She had not realised that six months had passed since Zelda came to town, and nearly that long since they saw her.
Dottie mentioned it to Phil. He said; “There is something off about that girl..”
Dottie could only nod, then mention the strange truth that they had avoided Martha’s shop since Zelda had begun working there.
Phil paused, doing the calculations in his mind, then gave her a look that spoke volumes.
“We did put her up, we did get her a job, that was what we were asked to do.” Dottie justified.
“And add the part about avoiding Martha’s shop ever since…” he added.