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By Sarah MacLean

"What a scoundrel desires, a scoundrel will get. . .

A decade in the past, the Marquess of Bourne used to be solid from society with not anything yet his identify. Now a companion in London's such a lot unique gaming hell, the chilly, ruthless Bourne will do no matter what it takes to regain his inheritance—including marrying excellent, right girl Penelope Marbury.

A damaged engagement and years of disappointing courtships have left Penelope with no real interest in a quiet, cozy marriage, and a eager for anything extra. How fortunate that her new husband has entry to an unexplored global of pleasures.

Bourne could be a prince of London's illicit underworld, yet he vows to maintain Penelope untouched by way of its wickedness—a problem certainly because the girl discovers her personal wishes, and her willingness to guess whatever for them . . . .even her heart.
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Schleppte er sie zum Arzt? Befahl er ihr, auf ihre Gesundheit zu achten, sich zusammenzuneh­ men, aus ihrem Zimmer zu kommen und auf die mit Synthol getränkten Waschlappen zu verzich­ ten, auszugehen und sich mit anderen Menschen zu treffen, »Aktivitäten« zu entwickeln, ins Kino zu gehen oder sich zu einem Töpfer-, Zeichen-, Patchwork- oder Seidenmalereikurs anzumelden, wie sie im Gemeindezentrum angeboten und auf den Plakaten beworben wurden, die an die hölzernen Telegrafenmasten mit den auf den Leitungen 42 Klippen hockenden Vögeln geheftet waren, zu deren Füßen sich vom Regen aufgeweichte alte Papierschnipsel häuften?

An den Onkel, der, von seiner entrüste­ ten kleinen Familie gefolgt, zu seinem Renault 18 60 Klippen ging. Wir betraten die Kirche, und während wir schweigend auf den unbequemen Bänken saßen und auf unsere eiskalten Hände bliesen, warteten wir, dass der Sarg zu den Klängen einer piepsigen Orgel hereingetragen wurde. An mir tropfte alles ab wie Regen an einer Fens­ terscheibe. Ich war nicht dort, wusste nicht, wovon die Rede war, fragte mich, wo meine Mutter sein mochte, was diese längliche Kiste aus lackiertem Holz enthielt, wann sie wiederkam, wann das alles hier vorbei war, dieser böse Traum, dieser üble Scherz.

Und plötzlich sackte er schlaff wie ein Lumpen zusammen. Sein Kör­ per hatte sich im Innern lautlos aufgelöst und nur eine dünne Hülle ohne stützendes Gerüst zurück­ gelassen. Von seinem Gewicht mitgerissen, stürzte auch ich. Der Pfarrer unterbrach seine Ansprache. 61 Olivier Adam Eine Welle des Raunens schluckte mich. Die Leute sahen uns an, ich lag verständnislos am Boden, mein Bruder mit geschlossenen Augen bewusst­ los neben mir. Mein Vater beugte sich über uns, und noch heute sehe ich deutlich den Ausdruck auf seinem Gesicht, sehe ich die Wut, die daraus sprach, als hätten wir uns einen dummen Streich erlaubt.

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