The story of an American girl left alone to face the charge of a crime--guilty of aiding the enemy! An American girl in England, accused of being in league with Germany. The story winds through many paths full of suspense and wonder, and the ultimate end is arrived at in a manner that only Rupert Hughes could have devised.
lemma of being forced to live at peace in the country her own country was locked in war with. Now she saw that the woman's oily diplomacy was only for public use, and that all the while she was imbruing the minds of the little children with the dye of her own thoughts. The innocents naturally accepted everything she told them as the essence of truth.
Marie Louise hoped to settle the affair before dinner, but by the time she was gowned and primped, the first premature guest had arrived like the rashest primrose, shy, surprised, and surprising. Sir Joseph had gone below already. Lady Webling was hull down on the stairway.
Marie Louise saw that her protest must wait till after the dinner, and she followed to do her duty to the laws of hospitality.
Sir Joseph liked to give these great affairs. He loved to eat and to see others eat. "The more the merrier," was his motto--one of the most truthless of the old saws. Little dinners at Sir Joseph's--what he called "on fameals"--would have been big