By Betty Neels
It appeared unusual to Serena Lightfoot that every time she such a lot wanted support, orthopaedic health professional Mr. Ivo van Doelen continually appeared to have an answer. while he put in her at his outdated nanny's domestic in Chelsea, Serena knew she could not remain lengthy, for she was once at risk of wasting her center to him. yet Ivo knew what he wanted--he easily wanted area to permit Serena to get to grasp him, and a wedding among acquaintances may provide him that point. Now all he needed to do was once convince Serena to just accept his handy proposal....
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Light foot died without regaining consciousness; Serena, sitting there holding his hand, bade him a silent farewell. He had never liked her, and she, although she had looked after him carefully, had long ago lost any affection she had had for him. All the same, she was sad. Mr. van Doelen eased her gently out of her chair. "If you would fetch Nurse Sims? And perhaps telephone your brothers? And I'm sure we could all do with a cup of tea. " He stayed until her brothers came, dealt with Henry's officious requests and questions, and then bade her a quiet goodbye.
The house and its contents," went on Mr. Perkins in a dry-as-dust voice, 'are bequeathed to a charity to be used as a home for those in need. " He coughed. "To Serena, a sum of five hundred pounds has been left, and here I quote: "She is a strong and capable young woman, who is quite able to make her own way in the world without the aid of my money" , i must add that I did my best to persuade your father to reconsider this will, but he was adamant. " He went presently, after assuring them that he was at their service should he be needed, and taking Se rena aside to tell her that he would see that she had a cheque as soon as possible.
It was while they were having tea that she said, "Henry came the other day. " Matthew choked on his cake. "A holiday? " At least he sounded reasonably interested. "This is a large house, there are six bedrooms, attics, a drawing room, dining room, sitting room, kitchen and two bathrooms. I am expected to keep them all clean and polished with the help of an elderly woman from the village who has rheumatism and can't bend. And there's the garden. " Matthew looked thoughtful, but it was his wife who spoke.
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