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