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What are some textual descriptions of Mary and Patrick's relationship before the murder?

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Anticipation on the part of Mary Maloney contrasts vividly with the indifference of her husband.

For Mary: "a slow, smiling air about her"; "curiously tranquil";  "the eyes, with their new placid look";  "content to sit quietly";  "love to luxuriate".

For Patrick: "punctually as always"; "he didn't want to speak     much"; "holding the tall glass...

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