by Eileen Ramsay

Copyright 2011 Eileen Ramsay

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Lace For a Lady is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are the product of the author’s imagination or as used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events, locales or persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

Chapter 1

’Twas the soap that did it, or rather, the lack of soap. One could make do with last year’s gowns and - if the truth be known - the one she was wearing was, at the very least, three seasons old. A respectable toilet water could be concocted from the flowers of the garden or the woods - Miss Rattray was a veritable genius in that line - but to be reduced to using soap made in one’s own kitchens, that no matter how dear Rattles tried to disguise it, was the selfsame used to launder the household linen, just would not do.

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