Six years later Arthur Bloxham, who had studied law at Oxford, was a promissing young barriser. One day a solicitor, whom he had never previously met, rang him up and asked him to meet the client first, before he made up his mind, and a meeting was arranged in the solicitor''s office. A few days later, Arthur walked into the office, where his client was waiting for him, and stopped in surprise, ''Good God!'' he said, ''Eve!'' The solicitor merely said, '' I see you know Mrs Baker''. Eve smiled,''Hello, Arthur'', she said, '' I hope your law is better than your rowing''. '' If it''s not,''replied Arthur, ''I"ll buy you another gold watch.''
It seemed that only a few months after leaving Oxford, Eve had met and married a young officer in the Merchant Navy. For a time all had gone well, but then her husband, on one of his voyages to Canada, had fallen in love with a Canadian girl. Eve had not been able to stop his going to live in Canada, and in the last three years she had not heard anything from him at all. So she was planning to get a divorce.
Needles to say, Arthur obtained a divorce for his client. And though he didn''t have to buy her a gold watch, he spent far more than that on taking her out to dinner and the theatre in London. Less than a year later they were married. But what Arthur still does not know is that Eve had particularly asked her solicitor to engage a certain young lawyer called Bloxham!