Vice Avenged A Moral Tale Author:Lolah Burford They were sitting about in the rakehell club one night, the Marquis and his special friends, a pall of boredom over their usual high spirits. Surfeited with gambling and other gentlemanly dispositions, they rose eagerly to the bait when the Viscount Lisle proposed a dangeous new game: the ravishment of a virgin of good family, the name of the ... more »maiden to be chosen by lot; her deflowerer to be chosen by a round of cards. The stakes are high and proof of success demanded.
The wager made and the task accomplished, the young peer returns to the club with the nightgown and a lock of her hair. But the conquering noble has acquired a cunning enemy. A fellow club member has turned informer and the consequences are dire.The vengeance for his daughter's honor is diabolically wrought with what appears to be the coup de grace for the ravisher. However, fate--in the form of a cataclysmic historical event--at last intervenes. This, like all good moral tales, has a proper ending.The book is a dazzling love story with all the time-honored ingredients.« less