The Stamford house is known locally as "Brothers-and-Sisters" because of its odd chimneys; and the Stamfords themselves are brothers and sisters - unmarried or widowed. General Stamford heads the family, and Ursula Stamford, now age 57, is the sibling he is closest to. She is at the heart of the family, keeping everything running smoothly, and providing a great deal of support to the General. Could a chance meeting in a railway carriage, followed by a chance meeting at dinner, change everything? A millionaire railway man is determined to get what he wants.
This story is part of the delightful series Neighbours on the Green which takes place in the fictional village of Dinglefield Green. (See the link below for more information.)
British publishing information
Periodical: Cornhill Magazine Nov 1879
First edition: Macmillan and Co (collected in Neighbours on the Green) 1889