The Challenge and the Glory by Antoinette Stockenberg

By Antoinette Stockenberg

Sweeping in scope and spanning approximately 100 years of heritage, The problem and the consideration is the unforgettable saga of generations of guys and ladies up and down the ladder of Newport and long island society whose lives are stuck up in one passionate pursuit -- of The America's Cup, the oldest and so much prestigious trophy in activities.

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The Challenge and the Glory

Sweeping in scope and spanning approximately 100 years of background, The problem and the respect is the unforgettable saga of generations of guys and girls up and down the ladder of Newport and long island society whose lives are stuck up in one passionate pursuit -- of The America's Cup, the oldest and such a lot prestigious trophy in activities.

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Part of Mavis was outraged, and she tried to hold that note as she peered down from the balcony into the silver-mooned night below. The backdrop of soft light let her see Alan quite clearly, still in his press conference clothes, but minus his shoes and socks. “If you’ve come to recite Shakespeare, I prefer Yeats,” she said. He answered softly, in a voice low with melancholy, Half close your eyelids, loosen your hair, And dream about the great and their pride… Startled by the aptness of his choice, Mavis murmured, “No gentleman—but obviously a scholar,” and turned to leave.

She stood up. Her dressing gown had loosened, and when she jammed her hands into its pockets the cleavage line plunged nearly to her waist. ” He yawned what seemed to be a spontaneous, wide yawn and said sleepily, “You’re right, of course. I’m a bum. ” And he plumped up one of the silk-covered pillows, reclined full-length on the couch, and sighed deeply. She stood there, amazed at his presumption and, though she never would have admitted it, mesmerized by the movie star lines of his tanned profile against the pale cushion.

It was Mavis’s turn to smile. ” She said it on a slightly mocking note. “Put your shoes on then,” he said promptly, “and I’ll take you for a stroll along Cliff Walk. ” “I have, thanks. ” Unconsciously she touched the bruise on her chin, which he seemed to notice for the first time. Whether he remembered the details from the robbery or whether he took his cue from her pained look, Alan said nothing more, and she left him. The bedroom with its exquisite carpet and graceful rococo appointments was to be expected for someone with Mavis’s taste, but the kitchen was a true chef’s fantasy.

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