THE LONDON INQUIRER: MARCH TWENTY FIRST 1880
Hyde Park, London-- The London Society is pleased to welcome the new debutantes of the new Season into Society. The most surprising debutante is Alice Smith, daughter of the Lord of Sussex, Joseph Smith, A member of Parliment. What is most interesting about this debutante, is not her father, however but her mother, Lady Marabelle Smith, nee Elliot.
Twenty years ago, Lady Marabelle disappeared from society, having been kidnapped by the Pirates of the ship Death Omen. She appeared again, one year later with a strange man and was engaged to the said man before disappearing once again a year later during her own ball. She then reappeared once more, eleven years ago a young boy of 7 in tow and a ring on her finger but no husband by her side. Then, in 1872, the boy disappeared and Alice took his place. Where the young boy went, we can only speculate though rumors believe he is back with his father who is a pirate aboard the ship that stole Lady Smith away.
The story of Lady Smith has been the center of gossip ever since her return. Even her hurried marriage to the Lord of Sussex two years ago did not help dampen the flames of the rumors but rather, fueled them.
Miss Smith has been kept out of Society's eyes since her arrival in London. It came as a surprise to see her finally enter into society at the ripe age of seventeen. All we know of the young woman are her striking features, ebony hair and emerald eyes that seem to shine with passion that she must have gotten from her father. We of the London Inquirer will be keeping an eye on Miss Smith who seems to finally be the spark needed to light up this dreary Season. For more information on the other debutantes, turn to page 15...
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