By Georgette Heyer

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Only I do know she wishes her father hadn’t married her mother, because if he hadn’t Lance wouldn’t be Lord Guisborough, and she simply hates that. She won’t be an Honourable herself, and she’s always trying to get Lance to go on being plain Mr Guisborough. Actually, I don’t think Lance wants to, poor sweet. ’ said Mrs Haddington tartly. ‘Yes, I do too,’ agreed Cynthia. ’ ‘Yes, but he won’t ever be a Lord, Mummy,’ Cynthia pointed out. ‘No, but he’ll be a baronet. He comes of a very good family; he’s well-off; and he’s got the sort of background I want for you, my pet.

During her first season she had flagged rather frequently; but she seemed to be growing accustomed to late hours and town-life, and was beginning to develop astonishing recuperative powers. When she was doing what she liked, she was gay and good-humoured, but when anything happened to thwart her plans she was inclined to fall into what her mother called a nerve-storm and everyone else called tantrums. Those who disliked her said that she was wholly devoid of intellect, but this was unjust. Whenever she had a few minutes to spare between her various engagements she would turn over the pages of society journals, even reading the captions under the pictures; and she never entered her bedroom without turning on the radio.

This appalling loss seemed likely to embitter her whole life, and at once rendered the house hideous. Her temper, never at its best in the morning, grew steadily worse; and after exasperating everyone by insisting that all the unlikeliest places should be searched, reiterating passionately that 43 Y georgette heyer she knew she had had it when she went to bed the previous evening, she nearly provoked a domestic crisis by asserting her belief that someone had stolen the compact. Mrs Haddington, who had not till then accorded the disaster more than a perfunctory interest, rather hastily intervened, telling her daughter not to talk nonsense, and reminding her that she had at least four other compacts at her disposal.

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