"Flopping on the bed, she twirled the rose in her fingers and sighed. Much as she enjoyed being at court, she sometimes wished to return to the country. It seemed that everyone had an ambition here and thought her a perfect pawn for their stratagems. It was a lonely place for having so many people present. Only Sarah and her brother cared for her here. The only times she’d felt truly happy and sure of herself were when she was with one or both of them ... and when she’d been speaking to Chauncy DeFord just now."
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