Many had been younger than he was. During 40 years in the theater, he had worked with many luminaries of the stage. Today, he was only 64, still playing leading character parts, but Diana, Emily, Lucille, Anne, Charlotte, Patricia -- all, all were gone.
The gossip columnists had noticed. They spoke of Cartwell’s Curse. It was annoying, nay, embarrassing.
Now Edith was beginning to upstage him. Perhaps it was her nerves. She needed some of his special tonic.