By Georgette Heyer
What with the worry over girl Cardross’s middle and pocket, the much-tried Earl nearly misses the chance to gentle the trail of real love in his marriage.
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Hethersett was smitten by his idea. If he could be persuaded to do it, Dysart was the one person who could tell Cardross, unexceptionably, even, perhaps, with advantage, the truth. Mr. Hethersett had no doubt at all that Nell's debts had been incurred on his behalf, and very little that a frank confession made by him of the whole would win plenary absolution for Nell, and in all probability pecuniary assistance for himself. It would be an easy matter for him to convince Cardross that Nell had yielded only to his urgent entreaties; and Cardross would be swift to recognize and to appreciate the courage that enabled him to perform so unpleasant a duty.
Allandale's afflicted love, who had been trying the effect of a slightly different tilt to her fetching new hat, turned away from the lookglass, and showed him a countenance glowing with health and beauty. " she said. "I have been quite in a worry, thinking that perhaps you might not be able to. To be sure, I should have known that you would contrive it by some means or other. " Selina could have improved upon this speech, but she had no fault to find with the way in which Letty cast herself upon Mr.
Coming it too strong, Nell! " gasped Dysart. "Well, upon my soul! " Nell pointed out. " ejaculated Dysart. "When all I meant to do was to have sold your curst jewellery for you! " "No, but it was a desperate thing to do, Dy, and it quite cut up my peace. I can't but wonder what next you may do, which puts me in high fidgets. " interrupted Dysart. "Why, I wasn't even going to take Letty's trinkets! What's more, this is all humdudgeon! " "N-no, but—" "And you'd have been devilish thankful not to have recognized me, if I'd handed over the dibs to you next day.