By Georgette Heyer
Refusing her fortune-hunting suitors, Kitty Charing despairs of discovering a guy who would like her for herself and runs away, until eventually the hazards of town make her boldly suggest to the stylish Mr. Standen of London. Reprint.
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He said soothingly: ‘Of course! ’ To his relief, she released him. He smoothed his sleeve carefully, and was inclined to think that no irreparable damage had been done to it. ’ announced Kitty. ‘At least, I suppose I must for a little while, but I won’t remain there, meekly waiting for—for some obliging person to marry me! By hook or by crook I mean to go to London! Ever since I was seventeen I have yearned to go. Uncle Matthew will not let me. He says it would be a great waste of money, and that it is not to be thought of.
He explained. ’ ‘No, no! That is—couldn’t blame him, Kit! Handsome phiz, you know—devil of a Corinthian—never at a stand! Daresay you don’t know it, but the fact is any number of caps set at him! High-fliers, too. Queer creatures, females,’ mused Mr Standen, shaking his head. ‘Fellow’s only got to be a rake to have ’em all dangling after him. ‘I have not the least doubt that he flirts with all the prettiest ladies in London! Which makes it so particularly stupid and—and diverting of Uncle Matthew to suppose that he wished to offer for me!
Freddy was surprised. ‘Thought you liked him. Had a notion—’ ‘Well, I do not! I think he is a great deal worse even than George! ’ Mr Standen had a vague feeling that he was treading upon dangerous ground. Why Miss Charing should have become so suddenly agitated he had no idea; but he suspected uneasily that she had some scheme in mind which she had not yet disclosed to him. Her proposal seemed to him absurd, not to say preposterous; he pointed out to her that there was no fear that he might confide in Mr Westruther.