It was from an adoption agency; Mrs White had apparently had a child out of wedlock. The child named as Elizabeth Emily Stephenson was born in 1921 that would make her fifty five years old he deduced.’ George had to find her to let her know of her real mother’s death and the fortune that she had left for her.
The sovereigns alone were worth several hundred pounds to a collector then there was her jewellery and the cash.’
George found the address and phone number of the adoption agency. He would ring them tomorrow when he was on his lunch break. He would also go to the coroner’s office and register Sarah’s death.
He took the box and her other possessions over to his own house where he explained what he had found to his wife.
“She agreed that the illegitimate daughter of Mrs Sarah Jane White had to be told.’
He found Sarah birth certificate and her national insurance number inside a copy of a Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist. How ironic that her birth certificate be inside a copy of a book about an orphan. George wondered if in fact Sarah Jane White; Nee Stephenson was herself an orphan and that is why she had no known living relatives.’
“We are going to see the museums today do you want to come along said Tom to his friend?’
“Museums aren’t my thing Tom but you two go if you want; Alison and I will just hang around the poolside today.’
“Are you sure?’
“Yes you go and enjoy yourselves.’
Shirley collected enough food from the buffet to make sandwiches and grabbed four bottles of Orangina.
They finished their breakfast then headed back to their rooms.
Shirley made the sandwiches and Tom placed them into the bag along with a clean towel to sit on. He had got some serviettes and some fruit and they went into the bag as well. Tom took fifty pesetas with him to pay for the taxi fare.
They said goodbye to Mickey and Alison as they went to the reception and asked the receptionist if she would call a taxi for them.
“They sat on the wall outside until it arrived then both got into the backseat.
“Museo de Conlon, senor por pavor.’
“Si said the driver then drove off towards the main road they took the road to Ponniente then turned left along to La Cala. They reached the Museum twenty minutes later. The architecture fascinated Shirley with the many archways and stone columns. Inside the bottom floor was filled with many sculptures dating back as far as the 13th century. They looked at all the exhibits and Shirley was writing down notes as they went along as no cameras were allowed inside. There was a huge statue of Poseidon as well as other Greek heroes.
Going up to the next level they saw all the clothing worn by the Spanish aristocracy.’
Tom said to Shirley as she looked at a dress “how the hell did they wear all those clothes. “ The must have stunk with sweat.’
“Urine too I expect as there were no toilet provisions in those day so the ladies just squatted where they were.’
On the third level and fourth levels was all of the art a lot of it was iconic and not three dimensional. They looked at art from Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, and well as