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THE PRINCE AND BETTY

by P. G. WODEHOUSE

[American edition] 1912

CONTENTS

CHAPTER

I THE CABLE FROM MERVO

II MERVO AND ITS OWNER

III JOHN

IV VIVE LE ROI

V MR. SCOBELL HAS ANOTHER IDEA

VI YOUNG ADAM CUPID

VII MR. SCOBELL IS FRANK

VIII AN ULTIMATUM FROM THE THRONE

IX MERVO CHANGES ITS CONSTITUTION

X MRS. OAKLEY

XI A LETTER OP INTRODUCTION

XII "PEACEFUL MOMENTS"

XIII BETTY MAKES A FRIEND

XIV A CHANGE OF POLICY

XV THE HONEYED WORD

XVI TWO VISITORS TO THE OFFICE

XVII THE MAN AT THE ASTOR

XVIII THE HIGHFIELD

XIX THE FIRST BATTLE

XX BETTY AT LARGE

XXI CHANGES IN THE STAFF

XXII A GATHERING OF CAT SPECIALISTS

XXIII THE RETIREMENT OF SMITH

XXIV THE CAMPAIGN QUICKENS

XXV CORNERED

XXVI JOURNEY'S END

XXVII A LEMON

XXVIII THE FINAL ATTEMPT

XXIX A REPRESENTATIVE GATHERING

XXX CONCLUSION

THE PRINCE AND BETTY

CHAPTER I

THE CABLE PROM MERVO

A pretty girl in a blue dress came out of the house, and began to walk slowly across the terrace to where Elsa Keith sat with Marvin Rossiter in the shade of the big sycamore. Elsa and Marvin had become engaged some few days before, and were generally to be found at this time sitting together in some shaded spot in the grounds of the Keith's Long Island home.

"What's troubling Betty, I wonder," said Elsa. "She looks worried."

Marvin turned his head.

"Is that your friend, Miss Silver?"

"That's Betty. We were at college together. I want you to like Betty."

"Then I will. When did she arrive?"

"Last night. She's here for a month. What's the matter, Betty? This is Marvin. I want you to like Marvin."

Betty Silver smiled. Her face, in repose, was rather wistful, but it lighted up when she smiled, and an unsuspected dimple came into being on her chin.

"Of course I shall," she said.

Her big gray eyes seemed to search Marvin's for an instant and Marvin had, almost subconsciously, a comfortable feeling that he had been tested and found worthy.

"What were you scowling at so ferociously, Betty?" asked Elsa.

"Was I scowling? I hope you didn't think it was at you. Oh, Elsa, I'm miserable! I shall have to leave this heavenly place."

"Betty!"

"At once. And I was meaning to have the most lovely time. See what has come!"

She held out some flimsy sheets of paper.

"A cable!" said Elsa.

"Great Scott! it looks like the scenario of a four-act play," said Marvin. "That's not all one cable, surely? Whoever sent it must be a millionaire."

"He is. It's from my stepfather. Read it out, Elsa. I want Mr. Rossiter to hear it. He may be able to tell me where Mervo is. Did you ever hear of Mervo, Mr. Rossiter?"

"Never. What is it?"

"It's a place where my stepfather is, and where I've got to go. I do call it hard. Go on, Elsa."

Elsa, who had been skimming the document with raised eyebrows, now read it out in its spacious entirety.

_On receipt of this come instantly Mervo without moment delay vital importance presence urgently required come wherever you are cancel engagements urgent necessity hustle have advised bank allow you draw any money you need expenses have booked stateroom Mauretania sailing Wednesday don't fail catch arrive Fishguard Monday train London sleep London catch first train Tuesday Dover now mind first train no taking root in London and spending a week shopping mid-day boat Dover Calais arrive Paris Tuesday evening Dine Paris catch train de luxe nine-fifteen Tuesday night for Marseilles have engaged sleeping coupe now mind Tuesday night no cutting loose around Paris stores you can do all that later on just now you want to get here right quick arrive Marseilles Wednesday morning boat Mervo Wednesday night will meet you Mervo now do you follow all that because if not cable at once and say which part of journey you don't understand now mind special points to be remembered firstly come instantly secondly no cutting loose around London Paris stores see._

_SCOBELL._

"_Well!_" said Elsa, breathless.

"By George!" said Marvin. "He certainly seems to want you badly enough. He hasn't spared expense. He has put in about everything you could put into a cable."

"Except why he wants me," said Betty.

"Yes," said Elsa. "Why does he want you? And in such a desperate hurry, too!"


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