Lesson 30

You have had tactful persuation and salesman's talk in previous dialogues. Here we have the roundabout persuasion of someone asking a favour. That is con- trasted with the refusal of someone who does not want to offend. Harry has been rung up by an acquaintance who wants to use their house for a party. Harry, who has heard how disorderly Cynthia's parties are, does not view this suggestion favourably