Sincerely Willis Wayde Author:John P. Marquand As Willis Wayde said to Sylvia that afternoon at the Ritz in Paris: "Sometimes it's a problem- how to be sincere." — Certainly no one- not even Bess Harcourt herself- was more devoted to the Harcourt family than he was. Indeed, the Harcourt place meant more to him, and always would, than any place of his own had ever meant. Bess's grandfather, He... more »nry Harcourt, had been his boyhood hero, and he had repaid the old man's trust in him a thousandfold. Why should Bess act as if he had been disloyal to the Harcourts?
"What hurts me especially," Willis said to Sylvia, "is that I don't think they've been very loyal to me. They don't seem to look on both sides of the ledger."
And yet, Willis knew, something was wrong, something he could not properly understand, perhaps because it was a matter not of tangible things but of elusive values. Could there be a difference between money earned and money inherited, a difference whose private and social implications can be far-reaching?« less