Lord James Parker: Miss Winnie Sherman was pretty, sharp-witted, and made me laugh during a time when I desperately needed to. Those traits were appealing, but also dangerous. Lately, I suspected she wanted more from me than mere friendship. After leaving my privledged life behind in London, I had been near to starving to death in the gold fields when she convinced her father to hire me on as a clerk. She had saved my life and I was grateful. She also had other aspirations that did not bode well for my bachelor status. When she caught me kissing another man, things became complicated.