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CHAPTER TWO

motives, whereas before he had believed him to be over- whelmingly generous.
" Breakfast and Phillida!" he repeated Lizbeth's words to himself now as he skirted the lawn and came through the rose garden on to the terrace of the house. Why had Lizbeth said just those words? There had been a sting in them, he was well aware of that; and even as he wondered, the woman of whom he was thinking came through the open door of the house across the terrace to his side.
Phillida was looking almost lovelier this morning than she had looked the night before. Her ruff was starched stiffly behind her fair hair and even her farthingale detracted nothing from the grace of her movements.
" You are up early, Mister Hawkhurst," she said softly as Rodney bowed before her. "I saw you from my bedroom window and hurried so that we could speak together before the others appeared."
" You wished to speak to me alone?" Rodney asked, and his tone was caressing.
Her skin was flawless in the sunshine. She turned her blue eyes upon him.
" Yes," she replied, "there is something I would ask of you."
" Tell me what it is," Rodney enquired, "and I promise to give you anything you ask of me-if it is within my power."
Phillida looked away from him across the garden to the park.
" My father spoke of our marriage last night," she said nervously. "It is just that I would beg of you that it should not be too precipitate." Her tone was quite expressionless and yet Rodney felt chilled.
" There is no question of it being soon," he replied. "I thought you understood that first I am going to sea. Your father has interests in my ship and I believe that what he has entrusted to me I shall be able to return a thousandfold. It is only when I return that we can be married."
Phillida's face did not alter and yet he knew that some of the tenseness had left her body and she was relieved.
" I did not understand," she said quietly.

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