Nachdem Dame Lettie erneut einen anoynmen Anruf erhalten hat, ruft sie ihren Bruder an:
A few moments later Dame Lettie telephoned to her brother Godfrey.
‚Godfrey, it has happened again.‘
‚I’ll come and fetch you, Lettie,‘ he said. ‚You must spend the night with us.‘
‚Nonsense. There is no danger. It is merely a disturbance.‘
‚What did he say?‘
‚The same thing. And quite matter-of-fact, not really threatening. Of course the man’s mad. I don’t know what the police are thinking of, they must be sleeping. It’s been going on for six weeks now.‘
‚Just those words?‘
‚Just the same words – Remember you must die – nothing more.‘
‚He must be a maniac,‘ said Godfrey.
Aus: Muriel Spark: Memento Mori (1959)