By Georgette Heyer
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Nell flushed. "No such thing! I mean, I haven't the remotest intention of saying such a thing! Only I can't immediately think of any gentleman whom I—" She stopped, as her troubled gaze alighted on two horsemen, riding easily towards them. " declared Letty enthusiastically. " This optimism, however, seemed for several minutes to have been ill-founded. " Nell said anxiously. "No, I didn't refuse precisely," admitted Dysart, whose careless practice it was to leave all but a few favoured invitations unanswered.
Not to a masquerade out at Chiswick! Ask Marlow, or Westbury, or another of your flirts! The lord knows you've plenty of 'em! " "She is afraid they wouldn't keep the line," said Letty demurely. Before the Viscount could reply Mr. Fancot rather unexpectedly entered into the discussion. "Shouldn't wonder at it if she was right," he said. "Masquerades, you know! Ramshackle! " demanded Dysart. " "Yes, I did," asserted Mr. Fancot. "I went with you, Dy! Well, I wouldn't let my sister go to one alone.
She agreed to this, but when she presently rendered up a collection of crumpled bills she did not feel at all comfortable. There could be no denying that she had been woefully extravagant. The allowance Cardross made her had seemed so enormous to a girl who had never had anything to spend beyond the small sum bestowed on her with the utmost reluctance by her papa for pin-money that she had bought things quite recklessly, feeling her resources to be limitless. But now, as she watched my lord glance through the appalling sheaf, she thought she must have been mad to have spent so much and so heedlessly.
April Lady by Georgette Heyer