It was undoubtedly better to be the Seventh Duke of Sale than a sweep's apprentice, but he was much inclined to think that to have been plain Mr. Dash, of Nowhere in Particular, would have been preferable to either of these callings.
The shy, young Duke of Sale has never known his parents. Instead his Grace Adolphus Gillespie Vernon Ware (Gilly for short) has endured twenty-four years of rigorous mollycoddling from his uncle and valet.
But his natural diffidence conceals a rebellious spirit. So when Gilly hears of Belinda, the beautiful foundling who appears to be blackmailing his cousin, he abscounds with glee. Only he has no sooner entered his new and dangerous world than he is plunged into a frenzy of intrigue, kidnap and adventure.
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Captain Ware looked more then ever amused. "By all mean" he said,
the way to a small room, which at this hour of the day was deserted. As he closed
the door, he said gently: " I murdered him, you know, and buried his body under
the fifth stair."
"Lord, I think that gilrs are the stupidest things!" said Tom, in disgust