Collector"s Edition #58: CRUISE TO A WEDDING by Betty Neels

By Betty Neels

Rimada was once desperately in love and desired to get married, yet her father or mother, Baron Adam de Wolf van Osinga, did not approve of her selection. Loveday used to be in control of the couple's marriage ceremony plans and Adam was once going to find he wasn't a fit for real love - or Loveday Pearce.

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Cricket? " Rimada looked put out. " she added irritably. " Loveday got off the bed and stacked the tea-things on to the tray. "I'd love to help you, but not to go behind your guardian's back. --should go to Holland and see him. " She paused as a thought struck her. " Rimada giggled. " Loveday padded along to the pantry, Rimada behind her. The guardian, she imagined, was a Professor Higgins without the charm, and with a middle-aged eye for the girls. "Let's sleep on it," she suggested. "There must be something--some way of getting round him.

They went shopping the following morning. At least Rimada and her mother shopped while Loveday admired and tried not to envy. She considered Den Haag a lovely city and longed to explore, but it was obvious that there was to be none of that; Rimada, in the excitement of choosing a wardrobe of new clothes, had no thought for anything else; naturally enough. Loveday, with an eye to her slender purse, purchased one or two trifles for her family and refused to be coaxed or bullied, however gently, into buying anything for herself.

A fresh flow of tears choked her and Loveday, ever helpful, offered a handkerchief. " she wanted to know. "Of course not," sobbed Rimada. "It is my money, is it not? " She gave Loveday a rather hurt look because she giggled. " Rimada's rather weak chin set in stubborn lines. "He is unkind, also he called you an interfering busybody and told me that I should run my own life. " Loveday's bosom heaved with the fury of her feelings. "He said that? I can well believe it," she said in an icy voice.

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