The Fox From His Lair Author:Elizabeth Cadell From Portugal to England, from Oporto to Steyne, Annabelle Baird tried to find the answer to her heart's problem -- and found only more questions and more mystery. — Annabelle had come to Portugal with her fiance Phillip Ancell, to meet his employers and prove herself worthy of him in their eyes. She didn't quite make it, but there was li... more »ttle time to worry -- she was soon too deeply involved in other matters for that. In the first place she became guardian and traveling companion to an enchanting small boy, Luis, who had a mysterious grandfather. In the second, she ran into Angus Pemberton, whom she had known as a child.
Pemberton was the family blacksheep -- particularly in the eyes of his grandmother, Lady Pemberton. A trumpeting sergeant-major type, and a real character, she had wanted him to be a little tin soldier. He had fled to Brazil to escape that fate and was back now only to prevent being disinherited. Soon he decided that Annabelle was his only true love, and she in turn had to decide whether to believe in him or his wicked reputation.« less