When Regan got back to her room she found it full of mannequins, each one dressed in a gorgeous gown. “What are these?”
“These are for you, for tonight,” replied the maid. “Which one do you prefer?”
“Oh, they are all so beautiful!” She went from one to another, feeling the smooth silk on this one, the exquisite lacework on that, elaborate embroidery here, wonderful prints there.
“Would you like to try them on?”
“Do we have time?”
“Certainly, milady. They wouldn’t dream of starting the ball without you, so take all the time you need.”
She spent an hour trying them all on, finally settling on one with a simple, elegant line that flattered her figure best. “Excellent choice, Milady. Now it’s time for your bath, and then the hairdresser will be in, and your makeup artist. And while you’re doing all that the Crown Jeweler will be along to help you with your jewelry selection.”