Derrick Vaughan, Novelist

Derrick Vaughan, Novelist

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Derrick Vaughan, Novelist

Derrick Vaughan, Novelist

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"Infancy? What if the rose-streak of morning
Pale and depart in a passion of tears?
Once to have hoped is no matter for scorning:
Love once: e'en love's disappointment endears,
A moment's success pays the failure of years."

R. BROWNING.

THE wonder would have been if he had not fallen in love with her, for a more fascinating girl I never saw. She had only just returned from school at Compiègne, and was not yet out; her charming freshness was unsullied; she had all the simplicity and straightforwardness of unspoilt, unsophisticated girlhood. I well remember our first sight of her. We had been invited for a fortnight's yachting by Calverley of Exeter. His father, Sir John Calverley, had a sailing yacht, and some guests having disappointed him at the last minute, he gave his son carte blanche as to who he should bring to fill the vacant berths.

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