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'No more thank yous.' Judy stepped back.
'You'd better go,' she whispered, as a telephone rang and the matron disappeared, presumably to answer it. "'Quick Sharp".'
'And I have to learn to jump to it,' Emily gave Judy a sad little smile. 'Have a good journey back.'
Judy stayed long enough to watch her friend walk up the stairs. Emily looked so small, lost and alone, she couldn't help feeling that she was abandoning her. She recalled Robin Watkin Morgan's good looks, swaggering self-assurance and flirtatious manner. No doubt he hadalready moved on to the next girl. It was so unfair. If her own experience was anything to go by, all the 'fun' involved in conceiving a child was purely on the men's side and they could walk away any time they chose to, leaving the woman quite literally holding the baby.