Curses are generally the domain of cartoon witches and readers of Stephen King, but Tulkinghorn got a shiver when a mole told him of the supernatural goings on at US law firm Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy.
A Milbank partner’s wife stumbled into the New York office recently in a state of some distress due to a medical condition. She was promptly whisked off to the hospital by a considerate member of the firm’s press team.
After reaching the hospital and making sure the partner’s wife was attended to, the volunteer put his back out, requiring him to stay in the hospital to receive treatment.
It’s clear that the curse strikes indiscriminately. Tulkinghorn asks himself, if there’s something strange, in Milbank’s neighbourhood, who they gonna call? Blessed are the lawyers