The Parliamentary Candidate (2)
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Henry: Hello. Man's voice: Is that Mr. Henry Orpington, the parliamentary candidate? Henry: Yes, ......
Man's voice: Oh, good morning. I want to warn you about a bomb... Henry: A bomb? Where? Hello! We've been ..... off. Operator! Operator! Operator!
It was no good. The line had gone ...... As calmly as he could Henry went upstairs to tell his wife the alarming news.
They decided to get dressed at once and take the two girls to their aunt's house. Henry ..... the police but asked them to keep the news from the press.
At half past eight Henry was in conference with his election agent, Andrew Higgins, at party headquarters. Andrew: If you want my opinion, I suggest you cancel all your engagements for today and wait until the police get to the ..... of the matter.
Henry: Certainly not! I'm not going to let ..... be scared by some stupid crank.
Andrew: What did the man sound like? Did you recognize his voice? Henry: No, I was half asleep. His voice wasn't familiar but he sounded quite pleasant. He didn't seem to be ..... me.
Andrew: That makes the whole business even more sinister. Look here, Henry, one day won't make all that much difference. I'll tell people that you've ..... your voice or something.
Henry: No, I'm going to carry on as usual. Think of the advantage it would give my ..... if I were out of the campaign even for one day.
Andrew: If you say so. But I'd like to make it ..... that I'm dead against it.