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“Sweet lady,” he says into my ear. “Be kind to me. Will you take off your headdress and let down your hair?”
It is the last thing I thought he would demand of me, and I am shocked into instant consent. My hand goes to my headdress ribbons at once.
“I know. I know. I think you are driving me mad. All I have been able to think about all day is whether you would let me take down your hair.”
María Leonor Salm-Salm, Duchess of Osuna by Carlos Luis de Ribera y Fieve, 1866 (detail)