April Lady by Georgette Heyer

By Georgette Heyer

What with the fear over girl Cardross’s middle and pocket, the much-tried Earl virtually misses the chance to delicate the trail of real love in his marriage.

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Oh, you did, did you? 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.

Allandale, in a bemused voice. "In a very civil way, of course," she urged, seeing that her notion was not having that success with him which it deserved. " said Mr. Allandale, with a good deal of conviction. "I do not know! My dearest life, you don't know—you have not the least conception—! It will be many years before I can hope to be so elevated. " enquired Letty. " Mr. Allandale sat down again beside her, and grasped both her hands. " he begged. "It is not to be thought of! " "Would it? Then I won't, of course, and I expect it will answer best for you to approach him, after all," said Letty sunnily.

Allandale, pausing in his perambulations to gaze upon her with starting eyes. She perceived that her suggestion had not found favour. "You don't think that is what I should do? But consider, Jeremy! " It spoke volumes for the depth of Mr. Allandale's love that after the first stunned moment he recovered from an involuntary recoil, and realized that this ingenious solution to their difficulties arose not from depravity but from a vast and touching innocence. " said Letty. It was plain that she was unconvinced.

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