“You have abused my hospitality no less than twice, and in ways that count double against you. There will be no third chances. You are no longer welcome at the Vaumont, Mister Argentine. Get out before I seal the wards against you. Mister Blake is a guest who understands when it is time to leave. You would do well to follow his example.” The man turned to Delany and extended his hand. “Miss Riordan, I presume? Claude Vaumont, at your service.”
Delany tentatively took his hand. He smiled and placed a light kiss upon her knuckle before leading her inside.