Taken from "A Quiver Full of Arrows":
"The flowers have lasted well," she teased, and left him to make the coffee.
Does the sentence clearly imply that she left to make the coffee? Or could it also imply that she left him so that he could make the coffee?
Edit: The third sentence "She returned after a few minutes with a coffee pot..." makes the meaning abundantly clear. I just want to know how the first sentence stands up on its own.