The Toll-Gate (Regency Romances)
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His exploits have been legendary...
Captain John Staple, again from the battlefront, is already uninterested in his quiet civilian lifestyles within the nation. while he stumbles upon a secret concerning a disappearing toll-gate keeper, not anything may possibly hold the adventure-loving captain from investigating.
But profitable her could be his maximum yet...
The plot thickens whilst John encounters the enigmatic girl Nell Stornaway and shortly learns that rescuing her from her unsavory family members makes even the main ferocious cavalry cost appear like a very tame hand of bathroom. among hiding his real identification from Nell and the arriving locally of a few notably shady characters, Captain Staple reveals himself launched into the adventure-and romance-of a lifetime.
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"Once back Georgette Heyer has directed her comedian genius alongside the fictitious street of early nineteenth-century England, yet this time...cleaves with fresh patience to the commoner degrees of life."-Chicago Sunday Tribune
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formative years, coated her able, well- formed palms; and a simple bonnet with out different trimming than a bow of ribbon used to be set on a head of thick chestnut hair, which confirmed tawny gleams within the solar. funny grey eyes appeared down into John’s, the arched brows above them lifting a bit; an amused smile hovered a couple of mouth too beneficiant for attractiveness. yet this pale as John stood having a look up at her. She stared down at him, seeing an unshaven younger monstrous, in stained leathers and a blouse unbuttoned at.
a guy imprisoned for debt will be an excessive amount of! in addition to, i'm rather well in a position to take care of Henry. yet then, you spot, Coate arrived at Kellands, and to my astonishment Henry proficient me that it was once by way of his invitation! on the grounds that that day there was no doing something with Henry: he's governed fullyyt via that creature, and that i imagine –I am certain –that he's terrified of him. Coate orders all as he pleases –or he may accomplish that, if I weren't there to ascertain him!’ ‘Are you capable of do that?’ ‘Yes, in general,.
Than i will be able to, what it may be that are meant to carry him to the height district, or why he should still best friend himself with any such negative creature as Henry.’ ‘I haven’t met Henry, yet I recognize you don’t imagine it attainable that he may have employed Coate for a few nefarious function? the man sounds to me much like a paid bravo.’ eighty two TollGate.indd eighty two 7/15/11 1:08 PM The Toll-Gate She thought of this for a second, yet gave a determined damaging. ‘For Coate is the grasp, now not Henry. along with, what use may he locate.
may still care to shuttle concerning the kingdom so meagrely supplied for. His personal grasp, he stated, by no means stirred from domestic with no a number of trunks, a dressing-case, and himself: a hugely gifted valet. in spite of the fact that, the bubble of his conceit was once rapidly pricked, Cocking replying with no hesitation that there has been not anything for him to carry his nostril up at in that. ‘If the Captain used to be a tallow-faced twiddle-poop, fixed on a couple o’ cat-sticks, I dessay he’d desire a snirp such as you to pad his calves out, and.
you think that smoky! relatively watch the place he is going, and inform me!’ however it used to be no longer, within the occasion, Joseph who observed the place Henry a hundred sixty five TollGate.indd one hundred sixty five 7/15/11 1:08 PM Georgette Heyer Stornaway went, however the Captain himself, and that by way of the merest twist of fate. with out different proposal in brain than to workout his horse, and to do it at an hour whilst it was once not just not likely that any car would want to cross the gate, but if few humans will be in a foreign country to determine the gatekeeper bestriding a horse of his.