Besides, she signed the register as 'Edith Jones' but her credit card said 'Edith Shipton.'
Edith Shipton appeared, as Cynthia had described, to be more nervous than a fifth-grader on speech day.
Edith Shipton looked concerned.
There was no further sign of either Edith Shipton or the boy.
Neither had mentioned, or even thought about Edith Shipton for the entire enjoyable afternoon.
He was talking to Edith Shipton who was nodding and biting her fingernails, when she wasn't wringing her hands.
Edith Shipton took the garment and held it against herself.
For the first time since she'd arrived, Edith Shipton had a peaceful look on her face.
They all looked up as Edith Shipton tentatively entered the room, dressed in Annie Quincy's antique dress.
The answer seemed to please Edith Shipton and she appeared to relax.
Jerome Shipton isn't Donnie's father.
No one tells Jerome Shipton what to do.
Cynthia gently prodded the woman until Edith Shipton began to relate her story, speaking in almost a monotone.
Instead, they literally forced her to wed Jerome Shipton, a widowed family friend twelve years her senior.
Dean answered affirmatively and smiled up at Edith Shipton, giving an all-is-well wave.
We don't have an Edith Shipton registered here.
I told him we didn't have an Edith Shipton registered here.
What did Mrs. Shipton have to say after I left last night?
Dean hadn't had time for a discussion with Cynthia about whether or not to tell Edith Shipton of the inquiry about her staying at Bird Song.
He summarized his conversation with Edith Shipton, adding his opinion.
"As fragile as Edith Shipton is, I just hope this jerk her." stays away from Cynthia nodded in agreement.
Edith Shipton sat nearby, long finished with her meal, oblivious to Gladys' tales.
"I suppose this is about Mrs. Shipton," Weller said, taking Dean by total surprise.
I told a man on the phone, who didn't identify himself, that Edith Shipton wasn't registered at Bird Song.
I just told the guy we didn't have a Mrs. Shipton listed.
Sounds like you maybe didn't like Mr. Jerome Shipton very much.
And we both know if Shipton is a beater, chances are good she'll just keep on taking it, until he kills her or gets what he wants.
It seems to me, the jury is still out on this mess but if Shipton is stalking her, legally or not, she deserves reasonable protection until we know for sure.
"I'm not sure I don't like it better when you go off half-cocked on your own and don't involve me," he muttered, but he agreed to pay a call on Edith Shipton, suggesting she put on gloves and defend herself.
It brings the authorities into the picture in case Shipton does show up and causes trouble.
Just as they had reversed their direction, Edith Shipton passed them, driving down the mountain, not speeding but too fast by Dean's conservative standards.
As Dean and his young passenger neared Bird Song, Edith Shipton drove up the street, parked, and entered the inn ahead of them.
When Dean told his wife about the bearded man who seemed to be following Edith Shipton, Cynthia just shook her head.
Edith Shipton had come down the stairs and was standing under the archway.
There was a hint of recognition on the man's face as he glanced over Dean's shoulder at Edith Shipton who had just emerged from the parlor.
Cynthia was still on the phone so after Dean introduced himself he completed the paperwork, without comment or acknowledgment that he knew Ryland's relationship to Bird Song's other guest Edith Shipton and her son.
Surprisingly, Fred O'Connor, arch fan of any hint of mystery, remained uninterested in the Donald Ryland-Edith Shipton-Jerome Shipton triangle.
When Dean answered it, Edith Shipton stood there, still clad in the white dress, that she now owned.
Edith Shipton gave a half smile and left.
And, I guess this guy Shipton is abusive, and doesn't take rejection very well.
Shipton is a devil.
I bought her one of those phone cards so she can call without Shipton knowing about it.
Shipton would kill her if he knew I had any contact.
Shipton sounds like a real jerk.
Macho Shipton took his son, a boy from his first marriage, and Donnie out to some remote chain of rivers and lakes, fishing and running the streams.
It was almost twenty-four hours before Shipton and Donnie got back to civilization, with the kid's body.
Shipton claimed Jerry fell in the water while they were shooting rapids and Shipton himself nearly drowned trying to save him.
And Shipton is the only one who's doing the talking.
The shrinks seemed to think young Donnie might feel he's to blame for what happened and that's why he lost his ability to speak, but Shipton disagrees.
How did Shipton react to his own son's death?