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Georgette Heyer Quiz #3 — answers

Here are the answers to the third Georgette Heyer Quiz.
Give yourself a point for every correct answer, and an extra one if you also guessed the book it was from.
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1) Who is X in this encounter?
“M’sieur, I am as a slave to my wife.” He kissed the tips of his fingers. “I am as the dirt beneath her feet.” He clasped his hands. “I must bestow on her all that she desires, or die!”
“Pray make use of my sword, ” invited X. “It is in the corner behind you.” 
c) The Duke of Avon in These Old Shades

2) “Talking to you is like — like talking to an eel!” she said.
“No, is it? I’ve never tried to talk to an eel. Isn’t it as waste of time?”
“Not such a waste of time as talking to you!” 
Who is she talking to?
d) Miles Calverleigh in Black Sheep

3) Who is proposing in this speech?
“You don’t feel you could marry me instead? Got no brains, of course, and I ain’t a handsome fellow, like Jack, but I love you. Don’t think I could ever love anyone else.”
c) Freddy Standen in Cotillion

4) “Have you any brothers?” demanded X. 
“No,” said Y, blinking at him. “Only child.” 
“You relieve my mind. Offer my congratulations to your parents!”
Who is X?
d)  Mr Beaumaris in Arabella

5)  “Your fate is writ clear; you will be murdered. I cannot conceive how it comes about that you were not murdered long since!”
“How odd! X himself once said that to me, or something like it!”
“There is nothing odd in it; any sensible man must say it!”
Whose fate is writ clear?
a)  Sophy Stanton-Lacy in The Grand Sophy

6) Which lord said, amongst other things, “that he did not propose to burden the doctor with the details of his genealogy. He consigned the doctor and all his works, severally and comprehensively described, to hell, and finished up his epic speech by a pungent and Rabelaisian criticism of the whole race of leeches.”
b) Lord Vidal in Devil’s Cub

7)  Who is X in this quote? 
“I may have said that I wanted to have an adventure,” replied X. “But I never said that I wanted to be murdered in my bed.”
c)  Miss Thane in The Talisman Ring

8)  Who is X in this exchange: “X choked. It took a great deal of back-slapping to restore him, and when he was at last able to catch his breath again, his eyes were watering and his countenance was alarmingly flushed.
‘Well, what the deuce!’ exclaimed Y, eyeing him in surprise.
‘Crumb’ gasped X.
‘Crumb? You weren’t eating anything!’
‘Must have been,’ said X feebly.”
a)  Ferdy Fakenham in Friday’s Child

 9)  Who is X? “X was contemplating with grim misgiving the prospect of encountering vivacity at the breakfast-table for the rest of his life…”
d)  Sir Tristram Shield in The Talisman Ring

10)  Who dressed in boys’ clothes and climbed out of a window in order to avoid being proposed to by a man who looked like a fish?
d) Penelope Creed in The Corinthian

11) Who said this? “As soon as one promises not to do something, it becomes the one thing above all others that one most wishes to do.” 
a) Venetia in Venetia

12) “She decided that her wisest course would be to put him out of her mind. After reaching this conclusion she lay thinking about him until at last she fell asleep.” 
Who is “she?
d)  Ancilla Trent in The Nonesuch

13) Who has the conveniently erratic memory?
“[…]my memory is reasonably good—unlike yours, dear sir!”
“Mine is erratic,” he said imperturbably. “I remember only what interests me.”
d)  The Marquis of Alverstoke in Frederica

14) “Remind me one day to teach you how to achieve a sneer, X. Yours is too pronounced, and thus but a grimace. It should be but a faint curl of the lips.”  Who is speaking?
a)  The Duke of Avon in These Old Shades

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