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  1. Public Bookmark 61

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    The look in the Lord's eyes when he raised them to meet Oleander's was of a man deeply out of his element, and the manner he rose from his seat was absurdly polite, as if greeting an acquaintance of his own station.

    "Pleasure, my Lord," Oleander said, folding his arm at his waist and bowing deeply.

    "Your pleasure?" Bitterbrook murmured, his fingers flexing at his side.

    "And yours, I'm hopeful," Oleander replied serenely, and was rewarded with a slight, surprised smile.

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    Kim and Archie are exposed to a particularly potent aphrodisiac.
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    When Will saw the pale powder poof up out of the opened box, when he saw Kim jolt backward and start coughing, his first thought was – gas! His own lungs spasmed and his heart contracted painfully, even though it was not gas, just a fine, dusty powder that was already settling all over the desk, and Kim and Curtis’s jackets.

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    Francis had harbored a hope that having Gabriel Ashleigh at last would make him less desperate to taste his skin or hear his pleasure. If anything the taste he'd taken was that of Eve's apple, knowledge that had damned him to forever wanting.

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  4. Public Bookmark 31

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    The first card game Francis ever learns is Patience--a careful, solitary game, meant to teach him virtue. He keeps coming back to it over the years, especially when Gabriel Ashleigh comes into his life and conspires to drive him mad.

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    "Double or nothing," said Webster abruptly.

    "How exactly do you mean to double 'everything I had?'" said Ash. He meant it to come out level, but there was a quaver in his voice.

    "One more trick," Webster said. "Play, and win or lose you will walk away with your fortune." Ash stared at him. Webster made an impatient gesture. "I don't want or need your money. Or your house. Or your coat and shirt, come to that."

    It was an offer of princely generosity. Ash's mouth was dry. "And what would you have from me?" he asked.

    Something flared in Webster's cool expression for a moment, like a shark flashing a fin in still waters. "A month," he said.

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