But though he noticed something strange and unusual in the behaviour towards him of both mother and daughter, he was blinded by being so deeply in love, and did not realize what almost the whole town knew--namely, that his fiancee had been the Emperor Nicholas's mistress the previous year.
Two weeks before the day arranged for the wedding, Kasatsky was at Tsarskoe Selo at his fiancee's country place.
Such was the view Kasatsky held of women, and that was how he regarded his fiancee. He was particularly in love that day, but did not experience any sensual desire for her.
Had his fiancee's lover been a private person he would have killed him, but it was his beloved Tsar.
"All the same, we are a little exceptionally placed, aren't we?--his sister, his fiancee, and--"
"This is Miss Conyers, sister of Commander Conyers of the 'Scorpion,' and Miss Olive Moreton, his fiancee. We are waiting for Commander Conyers at the present moment, and we were just looking to see if the pinnace had started.
The existence of the Englishman and his fiancee
was one continual nightmare of horror, and yet they lived on in hope of ultimate rescue.
How could it be thought that this man, who was to have married Mademoiselle Stangerson in the course of a few days, had introduced himself into The Yellow Room to assassinate his fiancee
? I could find no explanation as to how the murderer had been able to leave The Yellow Room; and so long as that mystery, which appeared to me so inexplicable, remained unexplained, I thought it was the duty of all of us to refrain from suspecting anybody.
Van Helsing ordered the former arrangement to be adhered to, explaining that, as Lord Godalming was coming very soon, it would be less harrowing to his feelings to see all that was left of his fiancee
"You have nothing to bother you--no family, no wife, no fiancee
It is now, I understand, a question of whether some friend of yours called Maggie is a suitable fiancee
for some friend of hers called Todhunter.
It is not to be wondered at, therefore, that Archibald's remark about his fiancee
coming to live at Cape Pleasant should give him food for thought.