The Empress Beckons
Giselle groaned into her pillow when she heard someone knocking on the door. From out in the hall, she heard the housekeeper, Marienne, calling to her softly. When Giselle did not answer, Marienne slowly and quietly opened the door and called to her again.
“Sorry to wake you, my lady, but it is almost time for breakfast. Monsieur Baudelaire says he has important news for you.”
“It is no trouble, Marienne.” Giselle yawned as she pushed herself up and cast the shee...