Storm Haven Author:Frank G. Slaughter " Spare my brother tomorrow and you may have me for the next hour," Valerie said to Kit Clark. In a flash of perception Kit realized that it was now too late to convince her that he had every intention of sparing Tony when they faced each other with dueling pistols at sunrise. — "Suppose I said your brother will live? Would you believe me?" — "Nev... more »er. You hate him too much."
Without missing a gesture, Valerie began to move toward him, shedding her finery bit by bit. With her last defense gone, she walked forward - one white arm extended in a gesture that was both invitation and surrender.
"Well, Doctor? Can we strike a bargain now?"« less