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The Briar and the Rose
In the opening scene of "The Briar and the Rose", Devan, Marquess of Castlereagh, has just returned to Dahlingham, his Ireland estate, to mourn Lady Katherine, who died in a great fire the night of the ball at Dakshire - the very night they were to run away to Gretna Green and elope. When a fiery beam fell between them, he tried to reach her, but fell unconscious from the smoke. Someone pulled him from the flames, not hearing her cries. When at last he a...