By Allison Lane
A bold younger lord, seeing a tender lady floundering in an icy river, instantly dives to her rescue. yet in saving her lifestyles, he virtually loses his personal! whilst he involves, he reveals himself on my own with the mysterious girl in a small nation cottage. And even though he had effectively refrained from the marriage-minded maidens of the "ton" for years, he felt honor-bound to suggest to his attractive benefactor. in any case, they'd spent the evening by myself, and the scandal will be insufferable. however the girl vehemently refuses, and disappears. however the younger lord unearths himself now not so keen to enable cross of her, and the chase is on.
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He was soaked to the skin. Several tears in his jacket showed where detritus had caught him. Crusting around the wounds proved that he had been there for some time. Stars glittered in the clearing sky, making the night feel colder than ever. Fosdale's face was grim as he led the procession into the house. Mrs. Hughes could clean Symington and bandage his injuries, but she was far from skilled in a sickroom. He could not expect the lad to escape without fever—or worse—and there was no doctor in this isolated valley.
Lift before you pull. " They eased Symington from the carriage and loaded him into the wagon. A footman retrieved two trunks from the remains of the boot. Fosdale climbed onto the wagon seat, twisting to examine his visitor. Symington was a well-set young lord who seemed to aspire to dandyism. Such gentlemen were often ignorant and easily led. If he lived. The boy had roughly set his own arm. Blood covered his right hand. He was soaked to the skin. Several tears in his jacket showed where detritus had caught him.
There was always more work than people to do it, so muddles were common. Grabbing a bag of healing herbs, she headed for the stairs. She should have inquired about Symington's servants when she first learned of the accident. But finding him still in Cumberland had scrambled her wits. The coachman was in the room she used to isolate ailing servants from the rest of the staff, and he was indeed suffering a high fever. His thrashing nearly tumbled him off the narrow cot. "Bring water,” she ordered.
A Bird in Hand by Allison Lane