RULE #1: A lady does not attempt to come out in London
society disguised as her deceased half-sister.
RULE #2: A lady does not become enamored of her guardian;
even though his masterful kisses and whispered words of
affection tempt her beyond all endurance.
RULE #3: A lady may not climb barefoot from her bedroom on a
rose trellis, nor engage in fisticuffs with riffraff in
order to rescue street urchins.
RULE #4: No matter how impossible the odds, a lady always
gives her hand and her heart--though not necessarily in that
order--to the one man who sees her as she truly is and loves
her despite her flagrant disobedience of every one of the
RULES FOR A LADY.