Georgette Heyer’s sixth published short story is one of her best, in which the impetuous Kenneth attempts to convince his outraged father to support his engagement to the artistic Ursula in a quite unusual way.
The story ran in The Red Magazine with this title illustration:
And it was accompanied by this drawing, which gives us Ursula mollifying Kenneth’s justly outraged father:
And then this sweet drawing ends the story:
“Acting on Impulse” — with background and commentary — is now available to read in Acting on Impulse — Contemporary Short Stories by Georgette Heyer.