Mr Mannheim snarled. He barged
past, making a grab at Alice’s arm.
This was enough for the nurse. Back
away from my patient now, she said
fearlessly. There was a red button
above Alice’s bed. She pressed it.
I’m this girl’s bleeding Father! Leo
Mannheim protested, gnashing
his teeth, but the nurse’s expression
hardened. In strode two enormous
security guards. Remove this man,
the nurse said to the beefiest fellow.
It was impressive. Uncle stood back
as Leo Mannheim was frogmarched
to the door. As he disappeared,
I heard him hiss some vengeful curse.