The final episode of The Aspern Papers by Henry James, read by Samuel West.
After all his scheming to obtain Jeffrey Aspern's letters to Juliana Bordereau, the obsessive collector is tantalizingly close to them but cannot feel confident of possessing them.
He knows where they are in the house, he knows that Juliana has not long to live.
It has now become a matter of ensuring the old lady doesn't destroy the papers before she dies.
His one hope is the co-operation of the loveless Miss Tina.
Abridged and produced by Christine Hall.
Aspern's editor has confrontation with Ms Bordereau just as he seemed close to the papers.