In the circumstances, however, I feel I ought to tell you that Mr. Cargill has asked me to be his wife and I have accepted him. The engagement is not yet publicly announced, and will not be until we have fixed a date for the wedding.
"Yours very truly,
"Cynthia Creighton Heathcote."
She posted this herself, to make sure that it went that evening. It had no sooner left her hands than she wished it back.
The path of wisdom is almost as thorny as the path of grace—even though it may lead to diamonds, and those the finest in Bond Street.