Saturday, February 27, 2016
.Set in England in 1863
Another re-read, and although good, I don’t love it as much as the Countess Conspiracy. But not for lack of trying on the part of the story.
“I’ve never seen this before. And it’s really not my sort of thing.” For one thing, she was fairly certain that any sentence that used more exclamation points than words was an abomination.
“Your Grace,” Stevens finally said, “your concern does you justice.” The man’s toad-eating did him none.
Robert met Stevens’s eyes. “No, it doesn’t. It’s called basic human decency, and I deserve no credit for doing what every man should.”
Oh! Look! Sebastian!
“I knew perfectly well what you meant,” Sebastian said. “But I’ve always found that the quickest way to make someone relent in his foolish edicts is to take every command literally and to perform it with flagrant obedience.”
“Sebastian,” Violet replied, calmly looping the yarn about one of her needles, “it is neither proper nor respectful to let a woman know that you think of her as nothing more than a hole.”
It’s a good story, but just not quite as good as my favorite.
Published by Courtney Milan