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I was at a friend's house,' Brunetti repeated. ' Or that he'd spend it listening to his children's many prevarications as to their lateness or absence. It also meant that Brunetti saw it as his children's responsibility to take messages for their parents, but he didn't want to spend his time with Patta discussing the issue. 'They had to call me,' Patta said, making no attempt to disguise his indignation. Brunetti suspected he was meant to apologize. He said nothing. 'I went to the railway station.
Avvocato Trevisan had never interested himself in criminal law and had himself never been involved with the police in any way. Nor had he ever come under the scrutiny of the Guardia di Finanza, which suggested either a miracle or that the Avvocato's tax returns were always in order, this in itself another kind of miracle. The file contained the names of the people employed in Trevisan's law office and a copy of his passport application. 'Lavata con Perlana’ Brunetti said aloud as he laid the papers down on his desk, repeating the slogan of a liquid detergent that promised to get everything, anything, cleaner than clean.
So, too, did she delight in the variety of the excuses that were offered to her, all by now grown so familiar that she could recite them in her sleep: I must have lost it; the train was just pulling out, and I didn't want to miss it; my wife's in another compartment and she has the tickets. Conscious of all of this, knowing she would now be delayed, right at the end of the long trip from Torino, she was sudden in her gestures, perhaps even harsh. 'Please, signore, wake up and show me your ticket,' she said, leaning down over him and shaking his shoulder.
Death and Judgment a.k.a. A Venetian Reckoning (Commissario Brunetti 4) by Donna Leon