The Audacious

19 wind blew and rocked the ship from side to side. The two young men fell on the deck. When the good looking one managed to stand up, he had dropped his hat. As he stood to x his clothes, his long, brunette hair fell over his shoulders. He looked around, only to nd the retinue, the sailors and the ambassador’s company staring at him with their mouths open in shock. The young man was nobody else but Marie Petit herself, disguised as a man. She looked at her companion who was also another woman in disguise. Marie Petit immediately made up a story in order to save herself from the embarrassment of her situation. She rst looked away in indignation and said to those surrounding her that she was the wife