"Oh goodness, I shouldn't think so," said Aunt Lucy distractedly, "I promised to make ten pounds! Here, have a look at the leaflet, it tells you all about the fête." As if she was going to make the sweets that minute, she stuffed her last piece of toast in her mouth and got up. "Oh, and don't forget to tell the Gascoignes about the fête - they might like to come and I told Mrs. Mountford-Jones that I'd bring as many people as I could--"
There were rebellious mutterings and angry murmurs from the family. They couldn't even enjoy a fête without these Gascoignes, it seemed.
From SUSAN RUSHES IN, Chapter 5, Buried Treasure.