Can the Duke of Templecombe help her to scape to a married Russian Prince?
Salena Cardenham knew something was desperately wrong the moment she saw her father waiting for her at the Monte Carlo railway station.
"I think you have something to say to me, Papa," Salena said tautly.
" I have a great deal to say to you," Lord Cardenham replied, "but first let me explain where we are staying. Quite frankly, Salena, I am forced to rely on the generosity of my friends."
"Does that mean you are hard up, Papa?"
"Not hard up, broke! I have not a penny to my name."
"What can we do, Papa?"
"I will talk to you about that later," Lord Cardenham replied evasively. "In the meantime make yourself pleasant to our Russian host. You and I need a great deal from him, Salena. Unless he is willing to provide you with some new gowns, you'll wear what you have or go naked!"
"Papa!" It was a cry of dismay.