By Lois McMaster Bujold
One crafty plan too many? It's spring in Vorbarr Sultana, and a tender person's fancy frivolously turns to strategies of affection ...money ...bio-genetics ...love ...lack of cash ...incompatible planetary sexual mores ...love ...District succession scandals ...the Emperor's marriage ceremony ...and, in fact, love ...Lord Miles Vorkosigan, youngest Imperial Auditor to be appointed by means of the Emperor because the Time of Isolation, has an issue all his new strength can't resolve: unrequited love for the attractive Vor widow Ekaterin Vorsoisson. Ekaterin is violently allergic to marriage because of her first publicity. yet as Miles realized from his overdue occupation in galactic covert ops, if a frontal attack won't do, visit subterfuge. He has a crafty plan ...Lord Mark Vorkosigan has an issue: his love for the sunny Kareen, daughter of Commodore Koudelka, has simply turn into unrequited back. but when all his new funds can't remedy their problem, probably a really apt mixing of technological know-how and entrepreneurial scheming may. He has a crafty plan ...'It's one other winner with all types of unforeseen adventures ...Georgette Heyer has met her fit for intrigue and elegance! A sprightly carried out romance with twists and turns that may purely occur in a Vorkosigan-inspired novel...Boy, can she write!' -Anne McCaffrey.
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He said kindly. Once he felt Mole's claws holding firmly on to his fur, he quickly made for the exit. `I'm sorry to be so silly,' said Mole. 'You are . . ' `Say no more about it,' answered Badger, as they left the set. He trotted hurriedly back towards the Great Beech. `We'll just be in time,' he muttered to himself. The village clock chimed the half-hour as they joined the waiting animals. Fox wagged his tail as he saw Mole on Badger's back, but kindly passed no remark. `Right, Kestrel, when you're ready,' he called.
Finally, he seemed to find what he wanted. After tugging vigorously at a clump of delphiniums, he ran back to his friends carrying a long, thin cane in his teeth. ' asked Mole. `It's for Adder, of course,' Fox answered, dropping the cane at the side of the pool. ' he called. `I'm going to hold this stick by one end in my teeth. ' Adder agreed to this proposal, rather sullenly, and the cane was pushed into the water. ' called all the other animals, and the snake turned in the water and swam towards the stick with his jaws open so wide that they all thought he intended to swallow it.
It only remained now for the father rabbits, Hare and his mate, and Weasel to drink, and then their journey could continue. While this was accomplished, Adder continued to swim up and down in a tremendous bad humour, vilifying Weasel with the most insulting names he could remember. 'Don't worry, Adder,' said Fox. ' The birds, who did not drink much anyway, were able to wet their throats with the water that had been splashed up on to the marble when the rabbits had dived in totether. ' asked Badger.