Sir Walter went purple again. "I'm being insulted by this, this girl---," he spluttered.
"Why, Susan!" said Gabrielle in a shocked voice. "This is Sir Walter Chillinghurst, the Minister of Fine Arts!"
"I don't care who he is," cried Susan, "he's a-- he's a-- butcher!"
Adrian and Gabrielle glared at Susan and hastily drew Sir Walter on one side, and the Carmichaels gathered round Susan. They could hear Sir Walter, still bright purple, muttering furiously to the Gascoignes, "Never heard such impertinence in my life..."
From SUSAN MUDDLES THROUGH, Chapter 11, By Heather Tracks.