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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