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In the short story The Horses of Diomedes, Anthony Hawker is the boyfriend of Patience Grace. He was present at a wild party at Patience's house where alcohol and drugs were freely available. During this party, Patience, high on cocaine, had a violent quarrel with him as she suspected he was trying to walk out on her. She took a shot at him with a gun but missed, hitting a passing vagrant instead.

Patience's suspicions might have been correct as he was later seen riding with Sheila Grant in Mertonshire.

According to Lady Carmichael, Hawker was a very unpleasant young man but very rich. He came down to Mertonshire to hunt and threw very lavish parties where it was rumoured that alcohol and drugs were served.

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