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The Car of Destiny

C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson

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. . ." style="margin-bottom: 1.00em"> “Santa María, but do we know him!” breathed the girl. “I wish we could tell you no.”

“You don't like him?”

“Do we like the Duke, Papa?”

The good Cherub shook his head portentously. “The Duke of Carmona is a bad man,” he said. “He has not done us any harm—”.

“Oh—oh!” Pilar cut him short. “He has not driven into a convent one of my best-loved friends?”

“My daughter refers to a sad story,” explained her father. “In Madrid it made a stir at the time. He jilted a school friend of Pilarcita's. That is almost an unheard-of thing in Spain; but he did it. The young girl's family got into trouble at Court—an insignificant affair; but the Duke is ambitious of favour. He had something to retrieve, after the scandal during the Spanish-American [pg 74]. . . Read More

Community Reviews

This one's a bit different from the usual Williamson fare. The main similarity is in a car and in travel, but we have a bit of a Romeo-and-Juliet scenario here, with even an unscrupulous rival who will stop at nothing to keep Ramón from getting Monica. A king and his bride even take a hand in eve...more