It was not just female intuition. It was not second guessing. She called it ‘the waves’, a description her girlfriends found easy to understand. She was to discover, years after the date of the events depicted here, from so-called experts in the field, that it was a ‘demonstration of a paranormal event, or series of events, exhibiting apparent communication from one mind to another of thoughts, feelings, desires etc. involving mechanisms that cannot be understood in terms of known scientific laws’Colonel Sir Charles Crayne, her father, had thought it was ‘all hocus pocus’.It took a while for him to accept that there was such a phenomenon as paranormal communication. After he had agreed that it was possible, given that men sometimes had ‘hunches’ and women sometimes had a ‘sixth sense’, it was only a small step for him to appreciate that some would be more copiously endowed than others, as is the case with all human beings. Finally, he had to accept that his daughter was one of those supremely blessed with the gift. Or, was she cursed?