It was a really old lady, enough venerable to be one of the Fates. Hopefully she was far less frightening.
Cassie greeted the shop owner by nodding both politely and shyly.
Suddenly we eared some tramps in the stairs and a girl appeared ladening an enormous cardboard box.
« Madam Andreas, Mathias and I have just finished to put into order the daily delivery ! Shall I put the letters in the corridor ? »