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IMAGE: Pepys and Lady Batten
ARTIST: John Digman Wingfield
SOURCE: Wikimedia Commons
Hoping her own wasn’t trembling, she took the man’s hand. Gentlemanly he was, or so he carried himself before her father. His chivalrous demeanor impressed her, but his personality remained a mystery. The unknown waited for her at the end of the journey to her gentleman’s land.
Her recent marriage to this mysterious foreigner brought vast wealth to her family, allowing her father to travel, increasing his clients, and her sister to receive the medical treatment she needed. The benefits far outweighed her fears. For the love of her family, she continued on her journey.
She didn’t once look back.