The Gossamer Cord Author:Philippa Carr We crossed the Channel that night. The sea was calm and we sat on deck, huddled in rugs, for the night air was chilly. — The stars were brilliant against a dark blue velvet sky. There were not many people on deck. The majority of the passengers had decided to stay below. Not far from me sat Gretchen and Edward, their chairs close. I saw that the... more »y were holding hands. And then there was Dorabella Tregarland. To her delight, Dermot had traveled with us.
So much had Happened during that brief holiday. Love was much in evidence. I thought the course of four people's lives had been changed--five if I considered my own,for what touched Dorabella must be of importance to me, too. Romance and love were charming, and on this occasion they had blossomed among much that was ugly.
I felt apart. Looking up at the stars, I was aware of the enormity of the universe. I felt alone and rather sad, shut out in a way. Edward and Gretchen...Dorabella and Dermot...
I wondered if this was significant and whether love was destined to pass me by.« less