The Convenient Marriage Novel PDF By Georgette Heyer

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LADY WINWOOD being denied, the morning caller inquired with some anxiety for Miss Winwood, or, in fact, for any of the young ladies.

In face of the rumor which had come to her ears, it would be too provoking if all the Winwood ladies were to withhold themselves.

But the porter held the door fully open and said that Miss Winwood was at home. Directing the coachman of her extremely smart town carriage to wait for her.

Mrs. Maulfrey stepped into the dim hall, and said briskly: “Where is Miss Winwood? You need not be at the trouble of announcing me.”

All the young ladies, it seemed, were in the small saloon. Mrs. Maulfrey nodded and walked across the hall with a click of her high heels.

As she ascended the stairs her amazing skirts, spread over very large paniers à codes, brushed the banisters on either side of her.

She reflected, not for the first time, that the stairway was too narrow, and the carpet positively shabby. She would be ashamed for her part of such old-fashioned furnishings.

But although she claimed cousinship, she was not, she admitted to herself, a Winwood of Winwood. The small saloon.

By which name the porter designated a back sitting-room given over to the use of the young ladies, lay up to one pair of stairs, and was well known to Mrs. Maulfrey.

She tapped with her gloved hand on one of the panels of the door and entered on the echo of her knock. The three Misses Winwood were grouped by the window, presenting an artless and agreeable picture.

Upon a faded yellow satin sopha sat Miss Winwood and Miss Charlotte, their arms entwined about each other’s waists. They were much alike, but Miss Winwood was held to be the greater beauty.

Miss Charlotte was not seen to advantage beside the Beauty of the Family, but she was a true Winwood, with the famous straight nose and the same blue eyes.

Hef curls, not quite so fair as her sisters, owed their existence to hot irons, her eyes were of a shallower blue, and her coloring inclined towards the sallow; but she was allowed to be a very well-looking young lady.

Miss Horatia, the youngest of the three, had nothing that declared her lineage except her nose. Her hair was dark, her eyes a profound grey, and her brows, nearly black and rather thick, were quite straight, and gave her a serious, almost frowning, expression.

No amount of careful training would induce an arch in them. She was quite half a head shorter than her sisters, and, at the age of seventeen, was obliged regretfully to admit that she was not likely to grow any taller.

AuthorGeorgette Heyer
LanguageEnglish
Pages282
PDF Size16.1 MB
CategoryFiction & Novel

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