A Letter From Her
"I will gladly join you, as you ask, at Barstell's," she wrote.
"We must take care that we are not discovered - wear a trysting mask, if you
could, or a concealing traveling coat. I understand your anxiousness. I would
be lying if I claimed I did not feel similarly. But we cannot afford to throw
our lives to the wind when circumspection might suffice. Be well, I pray, and
I shall meet you before too very long. Make certain
that this letter has not been read when Marianna delivers it.