By Ruth Bornstein
A lonely toy chimpanzee unearths event as she searches for her proprietor.
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Unique booklet: 1996
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Perhaps he would just forget about his turn in the garden and leave her to her book, and she could— “I expect we will need that lantern soon enough on our stroll, but there is the slightest bit of twilight left now, Mrs. ” She managed to maintain her mask of disinterest despite the way he looked. The lantern’s illumination barely reached him where he filled the doorway, but the way it did made her pulse pound. Shadows and highlights cast his form and coat into an assemblage of crisp planes. Even his smile appeared hard.
He asked when some of the tenseness left her posture. She looked up with a withering glare. ” She hesitated, stared back down at the ground, then, almost imperceptibly, shook her head. Castleford suddenly remembered where he had seen her before. Years ago, at a garden party at Becksbridge’s London house. It was before he had broken with Latham. Late in the party, Becksbridge’s daughters by his second wife had come out on the terrace with their governess. He looked into the arbor and saw Mrs. Joyes laughing with those girls.
Relief replaced irritation. She instantly looked more favorably on this visitor. No wonder there had been no letter. She was close enough to London for a personal meeting to be held. And of course this man would be curious about the property, if he had a hand in executing the duke’s will. “Ah . . under those circumstances, perhaps Mrs. ” “It would be in her interest to do so. If we must stand on ceremony, I will go out the portal, to the front door, and present myself. ” She tried what she hoped was a conciliatory smile.
Annabelle by Ruth Bornstein