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CHAPTER ONE

died a year after she was born, begetting another child. She was a lovely creature, but perhaps too young when I married her to know the duties of a wife. She was but fifteen when Phillida was born."
" Indeed, Sir?"
" I married again the following year. I am not a man to live alone, and that I gather is your feeling, too?"
" I think a man needs to be married after he has seen the world and sown his wild oats."
Sir Harry laughed-a great, rich laugh that seemed to echo round the room.
" By King Hal, I'll wager your wild oats were sown thickly! What were the women like in the Azores and in the Indies? Were they pretty? One day you must tell me about them."
Sir Harry rose from the chair, moving his bulky form with difficulty.
" I will agree to your request, Master Hawkhurst. I will lend you two thousand pounds to buy your ship and provision her, and I'll take a third share of your prize money."
" How can I thank you, Sir? ... and, my other request?"
" You speak of Phillida? There I can also give you a favourable answer. You may be betrothed to her, my boy. Your godfather has been my friend for many years-we were boys together-and I have the greatest respect for him. He speaks highly of you and that, combined with my own instinct where you are concerned, is enough: You shall be betrothed and Phillida will await your return as anxiously as I shall do."
" I thank you, Sir." Rodney smiled, and there was a lightness and gladness in his heart such as he had never known before.
Phillida was his; that fair, golden beauty would belong to him. She was like a lily, he thought, a lily whose soft gentleness he could protect from the roughness and coarseness of the world.
Yet he would not be able to protect her from himself. He was afire for her, and his breath came quickly as he imagined making her his own. He would be kind to her-but, God's mercy, how he would love her!
It was her beauty that he worshipped-beauty for which

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