By Catherine Palmer
On her journey of the English geographical region, an opportunity stumble upon within the streets signals pass over Prudence Watson to the inhumane operating stipulations on the worsted mill. She learns that the landlord is William Sherbourne, a Royal Naval officer simply lower back from sea. Following in his wake is his attractiveness as a cad and a mystery so ghastly he’ll do whatever to guard it. Even worse, he’s good-looking and captivating and never in any respect the villain Prudence anticipated him to be.
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She invites us to dine with the family again tonight. She most particularly wishes us to play the pianoforte and sing, for she has rarely heard anything that gave her such pleasure. ” Mary set the letter on the tea table. “How honored we are by this invitation, Pru. ” “But we cannot go! ” “We most certainly shall go. The innkeeper informed me that the last coach to Nottingham departed while we were at the mill humiliating ourselves before the peasantry. ” Prudence shook her head in misery. What would Betsy Fry say to her friend’s sad attempts as a crusader?
Mr. Watson’s superior connections in society were purchased,” Olivia continued. “Trenton House, the family’s home in London, belonged to a peer of the realm before Mr. Watson bought it. ” William asked. ” “Lord Delacroix had a title but no money,” she explained. “The arrangement was easily made. Attachment to the Delacroix name gave Mr. Watson influence and prestige, yet I am told the marriage he made for his poor daughter was a disaster from first to last. Upon the husband’s death, she was finally free of him.
Walker, Prudence shifted her attention to the three children. “Here, Tom, take this. ” “Thank you. ” He tucked the package under his free arm and was turning away when Prudence stopped him. “Is this your sister, Tom? ” “Aye, she be Martha, and here be Davy what I told you about yesterday. ” Each arm draped around a sibling’s shoulders to bear his weight, the younger boy was gaunt and pasty white. His great gray eyes, identical to those of his brother and sister, regarded Prudence from under a fringe of long black lashes.