"Hello, Victoria," he said, "you don't know anything about gardens, do you?"
"I don't believe you do either," was Victoria's surprising reply.
Mr. Crewe laughed at this pleasantry.
"How are you going to prove it?" he demanded.
"By comparing what you've done with Freddie Ridley's original plan," said Victoria.
"Ridley has a lot to learn," he retorted. "He had no conception of what was appropriate here."
"Freddie was weak," said Victoria, but he needed the money. Don't you know Mr. Vane?"
"Yes," said Mr. Crewe, shortly, "I've been talking to him--on business."