But with Swann gone, Odette renamed, and the fortune suddenly available in the marriage market, everything changes.
Taking it for granted that Odette had some love-letters from Claude in her possession, where could she have concealed them.
Odette Rider walked out of the room, but the man did not move.
When he had returned from his morning's ride with Odette, he sat down to his work by the open window.
And as the tale was unfolded of Odette Rider's perfidy, Sam's eyes narrowed.
She had always loved Odette, but from this day she idolized her.
He had expected to see Odette Rider with her mother, and was disappointed.
The door opened and Odette came in, dressed for her walk, buttoning her gloves.
"Odette," he said gently and walked round to her, laying his hand on her shoulder.
Neither Claude nor Odette replied; but in her heart Odette resolved she never would sit to him.