The life of penniless Mary Thorne, who grows up with her Uncle, Dr Thorne, and her relationship with the family at nearby Greshamsbury Park estate.
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Louis Scatcherd, Sir Roger's son, is referred to as "Sir Louis" when he arrives to see his ailing father. Since he has not yet inherited the Baronetcy from his father, he would only be "Sir Louis" under 3 possibilities; 1) Louis has, somehow, been knighted on his own. 2) Sir Roger Scatcherd was able to claim the ancient right of a Baronet to have his son knighted at the age of 21. Although such claims were being ended during the reign of George IV (1820 to 1830), perhaps Sir Roger got a special privilege as part of his Baronetcy.
3) It was a goof. See more
The story ends with all the characters dancing to the Skaters Waltz by Waldteufel, which was not written until 1882, decades after the action of the story. See more