1617: iii

After the girl had departed, Madame came forward and took one look at him. “Monsieur le comte, years ago you appointed me to look after a young girl and teach her the things she needed to know as a lady. As you graciously compensated me for her care, I humored your ongoing unorthodox tutelage in … Continue reading 1617: iii

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1617: ii

Hours passed, the evening meal came and went, more dirty dishes and utensils appeared. The door opened and Madame called from the hall. “Aimée, your appearance has been requested,” she said. Aimée dropped her tools and left the maid on her own. The front of her dress was soaked with water. Her hair frizzed from … Continue reading 1617: ii