With Bill Forrester dead, then, had she turned to the oaf for comfort?
The oaf shambled along, his arm no longer around Gerda's waist.
Viewed objectively, there was nothing wrong with what the oaf was doing.
He and Joe were well matched and with the oaf as an ally really he had all the best of it.
For a double second he had the oaf alone on his hands and that was sufficient.