By Betty Neels

It appeared unusual to Serena Lightfoot that each time she so much wanted support, orthopaedic health care professional Mr. Ivo van Doelen regularly looked as if it would have an answer. whilst he put in her at his previous nanny's domestic in Chelsea, Serena knew she could not remain lengthy, for she was once at risk of wasting her middle to him. yet Ivo knew what he wanted--he easily wanted house to permit Serena to get to understand him, and a wedding among buddies may supply him that point. Now all he needed to do used to be convince Serena to just accept his handy proposal....

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Henry looked uncomfortable. " "You're quite able to find a good job and do very well. " Serena picked up a fairing from the side-table in the drawing room, where Henry was inspecting the contents of a china cabinet. The fairing was small, a man and woman holding hands, crudely done, yet charming. The kind of thing Henry and Matthew would find worthless. She would keep it for herself, a reminder of her home in happier days when her mother had been alive. Henry bore away what he considered to be his; he had written a list of various other things, too.

Gregory went red. "You must see that this alters all my plans, Serena. " "What you mean is that you need to marry a well- to-do girl. Not me. " Gregory looked relieved. "What a sensible girl you are, Serena. " Serena stood up. "Oh, I do, Gregory, and nothing would make me marry you if you were the last man living. Now, will you go away? I don't want to see you again, and now I come to think about it, I wouldn't like to be married to you. " Gregory started towards her. " he began. "Oh, do go along," said Serena.

When he came downstairs at length he looked upset, refused the coffee she offered him and drove away with no more than a brief goodbye. He had remonstrated against Mr. Light foot's new will, but to no avail. Serena's brothers had mentioned her wish to have a holiday to their father. They had been well meaning, but Mr. Light foot, incensed by what he deemed to be gross ingratitude and flightiness on the part of Serena, had, in a fit of quite uncalled for rage, altered his will. Mr. Perkins came with his clerk the next day and witnessed its signature, and on the following day Mr.

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