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Lownd, Isabel

In love with Maurice Archer, but deeply hurt at his seeming cynicism in regard to Christmas. Hearing of his generosity to his tenants, and placated by his explanation that it was the observance and not the spirit of Christmas that bored him, she forgave him.

"She was tall, active, fair, the very picture of feminine health, with bright gray eyes, a perfectly beautiful nose ... a mouth by no means delicately small, but eager, eloquent, and full of spirit, a well-formed short chin, with a dimple, and light brown hair, which was worn plainly smoothed over her brows, and fell in short curls behind her head" - Christmas Day at Kirkby Cottage