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Grace Wallflower

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What would Alice do? She would be bold. Grace put her hands on her hips and waited, chin up.
Charles stopped short, looking at her in surprise. He cleared his throat.
Hoping something interesting would come out of her mouth, Grace took a deep breath… and burped.
Percy and Edmund burst out laughing and she blushed. Charles bit his lip, but his eyes laughed. Then he did something most unexpected. He winked at her.
She was still standing there in silent shock when the men walked away chuckling. When she turned around she gasped. Charles Lancaster smiled back at her.

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