Terrible Craving for Bacon


They were insistent about the color.  It had to be that shade, in particular, and no other.  A silk gown the color of the dress the ingenue wore on stage at the Gilded Cage in a production of “A Marriage Proposal” several seasons back, a dusty rose.   The dress itself, however, was not the object of the clients’ desire.

Amelia would provide the garment as odd a request as it was becoming.  The pay was not excessive, but it was generous and generosity was rarely forthcoming in London these days.

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