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Thursday 29 May 1930

Early the next morning, Gertrude and Bessie aim to catch Henwright again, to see if he’s more willing to talk now that the effect should be off him. He’s still free of shine, and not happy to see them, but he’s willing to meet them in return for money.
He doesn’t admit to feeling any different but he doesn’t really seem given to introspection. He’s still prickly, but less angry than before. Gertrude explains that Mattie died of a disease from the West Indies (Henwright looks frightened, but tries to hide it), and that this isn’t something doctors know much about. Gertrude explains that it can be sweated out, and offers to pay for a steam bath, but Henwright is concerned about what the catch is; eventually he agrees to bring along his mates, in return for food and drink afterwards.
The group hires the bath in Walworth (the more respectable of the two they located earlier). Millie gets herself up to look like a District Nurse or similarly matronly figure. Lin Tan gets tickets for the fight tomorrow night (at a municipal hall in Rotherhithe). Bessie checks the car to make sure there are no betraying objects left in the back.
Both Henwright and Pinson are free of shine when they appear, but the other two still have it. (Gertrude spots that they’ve all left their valuables behind, just in case.) Bessie drives the car with some of them, and the others follow in a taxi. The men go into the bath, and the ladies wait.
The dockers all seem clear after an hour, and the group takes them off for food and drink. When Gertrude asks Pinson why he had less of the condition, he looks embarrassed and mentions that he might have had some treatment for something else.
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