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His price is her hand in marriage.
But Belle didn't want that feeble and bitter triumph. She wanted to find out who this man was and what he wanted of her; what sort of father he would be to their children. She wanted to know why he'd bargained for a provincial maiden if he preferred to enjoy a woman of the world. She wanted to know why he couldn't keep his hands from fidgeting for five minutes together, and why the moment he stopped prancing and play-acting he looked so very sad.