Chapter 18

The Duchess

Orsino had Sebastien's permission to marry his sister; that had been the purpose of their conversation the day before. In a ceremony that astounded all Illyria, the duke married his secretary, she exquisite in silk and pearls and lace, he resplendent in the black and grey and white of his house. His household, which had long known Cesario, took delight in serving the Lady Viola, though she would scarcely let them do more for her than they had done for Cesario. She always dressed simply, preferring her role as secretary to her role as duchess, but she willingly threw herself into diplomatic duties, delighting in the work. But Orsino never had to engage another secretary.