By Patricia Wentworth
Someplace one of the dirt and cobwebs of the sinister Benevent Mansion lies the mythical Benevent treasure. yet a bad demise has been prophesied for whoever uncovers it. whilst Candida Sayle is invited to go to her aged maiden aunts, she dismisses such gloomy recommendations. yet as Candida starts to find the family's darkish secrets and techniques she places herself in grave probability. fortunately omit Silver has investigative abilities of her personal.
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As the weeping stilled, Miss Cara herself began to produce words — snatches of sentences — and the name which had so long been forbidden. ’ One of the small stiff hands took hold of hers and held it tight. ‘So very — fond of him. ’ Miss Cara shook her head. ‘Oh, my dear, I don’t know. There was no need — indeed there wasn’t. Olivia said he took money and my diamond spray, but I would have given him anything he wanted. He knew that. You see, Olivia doesn’t know everything. I have never told her — I’ve never told anyone.
Sayle, and Mr. Benevent quite cut her off. I know Papa considered it very harsh of him, because Candida was of age, and there was nothing against Mr. Sayle’s character. He even had a little money of his own — not very much, but enough to help them along until he got a living. I believe he had the promise of one when they were married. But Mr. Benevent wouldn’t allow Candida’s name to be mentioned, and I didn’t see so much of the other two after that, because she was always the one whom I liked the best.
You were speaking of her the other night. ’ He remembered that he had talked a good deal about Candida. He had not realised that his interest had been so obvious. Before he could speak the door opened to admit Eliza Peck, bearing a small tray with a second teacup and a supply of hot water. She was a thin, upright old woman with a daunting air of severity. Her eye softened slightly as it rested upon Stephen. She liked to see a young man coming about the house again. Time was when there had been enough of them and to spare, but that was when she and Miss Louisa were young.
The Benevent Treasure (Miss Silver Mystery 26) by Patricia Wentworth