By Catherine George, MAMI ISHIKAWA
Within the gardens of a baron's old manor, Jo meets and falls for March, the gardener. yet she's wealthy, and has constantly been fearful males merely wish her for her money—that is, till she will get to grasp March. He sees her for her, and that is all. yet one evening in the course of a quarrel, his precise id involves light—he's the baron of the manor! yet why might an individual like him cover his id and take a look at to woo her? Is he simply after her funds in the end?
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Could you give us directions, please? ’ ‘Of course. I’ll take you there,’ he said promptly. Or anywhere she wanted. ’ She bent to kiss the child’s cheek. ’ ‘Come with you,’ the little girl said mutinously. ’ The magic words sent the child towards her father, beaming. ‘I’ll meet you all at the main entrance afterwards,’ called the mother, and turned to her guide. ’ ‘No problem at all,’ he assured her, and led her on a shamelessly roundabout route. Her husband could spare her for a minute or two, he told his conscience.
Expecting another baby soon,’ said Jo, sobering. ’ She pulled a face. ‘Sorry! ’ ‘Not at all. ’ She smiled up at him. ‘By the way, I hope the pub boasts a comprehensive Ladies’ room. I feel a bit grubby. ’ ‘Much needed,’ he said with feeling. ’ He took her by the waist to swing her over the stile at the end of the overgrown footpath. ‘Here we are: a couple of yards from the pub’s back door. ’ Jo watched as her new friend rapped at the closed door, then opened it to lean inside. ’ she asked, when he came back to collect her.
I’ll meet you all at the main entrance afterwards,’ called the mother, and turned to her guide. ’ ‘No problem at all,’ he assured her, and led her on a shamelessly roundabout route. Her husband could spare her for a minute or two, he told his conscience. When they finally reached the colourful display of pansies he commandeered an empty trolley and took his customer on a conducted tour. She gave him the smile again. ‘How beautiful. ’ Hell—couldn’t he have come up with something better than that?