Alice has decided to end her engagement to John Grey but her news that she is to marry her cousin George does not sit well with her father or her grandfather, neither of whom are prepared to see him. Her father is convinced that he is only out to get her money and will move on once he has his hands on it. The Liberal party has confirmed George as a election candidate and when a by-election is called he needs several thousand pounds quickly. Alice is more than pleased to give him what he needs but her father and Alice's former fiancé see an opportunity to prove to her how unreliable George really is. Glencora and Plantagenet return to London but an invitation to Lady Monk's ball means she will inevitably meet Bungo Fitzgerald again. She's unable to avoid it as she did at Christmas-time and when Plantagenet leaves the ball early to go to Parliament, Bungo takes his chance to sweep her away. Written by
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If you marry your cousin George, you will risk your health along with your bank balance.