By Barbara Cartland
Her father had died on their manner domestic to England, his profession in shambles, his identify disgraced via accusations of treason. Now Canuela Arlington and her mom have been on my own in London in determined desire of cash. Canuela must locate paintings. figuring out her smooth good looks was once bound to impress unwelcome advances, Canuela pulled her lengthy golden hair again sharply from her face, obscured her wonderful grey-green eyes with large glasses and wearing unflattering black. Her first-class skills quickly an company: Ramon de Lopez, the good-looking Argentine aristocrat, one of many wealthiest males in South the USA. Canuela trembled with rage on the mere point out of his identify for Ramon was once an "old pal" of her father's, one of many many that abandoned him within the obstacle. Canuela could pay off him for his disloyalty. it's going to now not be tough to wreck him. If in basic terms he weren't so wildly attractive...
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Not like... " She had almost forgotten as she spoke that in fact she was wearing evening-dress. "You look very lovely," the Marquis said. There was a sincerity in his voice which made the colour once again sweep away the nervous pallor of her cheeks. Because he was waiting she put her fingers lightly on his arm and he led her from the Waiting-Room, across the Hall, and up the double staircase. On any other occasion Vanessa would have wanted to look at the pictures; to admire the elaborate cornices and even the beauty of the banisters.
Vanessa remembered that her father had been in Paris after the Revolution and before the War had broken out between France and England. He had not been there for long and he had, she remembered now, been collecting some paintings which he had left there for sale among the aristocrats and which fortunately had not been destroyed. "My father is ill," Vanessa said. "If you will tell me why you wish to see him, I may perhaps be able to help you. " Mr. Barcellos was looking at Vanessa in a speculative manner which made her think that he was trying to decide for himself whether he could trust her.
What I require is quite simple," Mr. Barcellos replied. "It is just a bed, together with your promise. " Vanessa's eyes widened. " she enquired. " Mr. Barcellos answered. "You will not speak of me to anyone, do you understand? " "There is no reason why anyone should know of it," Vanessa answered. Mr. Barcellos had spoken so forcefully that instinctively she had taken a step backwards. "Before you make up your mind that this is where you wish to be," she said, "I think I must tell you that the room is very small...