"Wordsworth always believed in the wisdom of simple country people."
It sounded like something a schoolmaster had once drummed into him. Marcia would have liked to say, "But when his brother married a servant he said it was an outrage." But she herself had risen by marriage, or marriages, and the point seemed to strike too close to home.
The Gentleman in the Lake by Robert Barnard, in A Century of Great Suspense Stories edited by Jeffery Deaver