“Ready, Mr. Singh?”
“One moment, Kaur.”
She loved Mr. Singh. He had been with her from the time she could remember. Most young girls had a nanny; Rebecca Halsted had a Sikh warrior and she’d have it no other way.
Mr. Singh came into their lives more than twenty years before when Rebecca’s father was sent to India. The two soldiers became fast friends and constant companions. When Rebecca’s mother and Mr. Singh’s family were taken in the mutiny, it was a natural transition for him to move on with the Halsteds. There was no longer anything in India to keep him. He was alone in the world. ALLINGHAM