Titre original : White Party for Two
When Terry notices Candy has a minor wound on her arm because of the brutal galop, he instantly dresses it with a scarf scented with his mother's perfume. Meanwhile, the Cornwell brothers row Annie and Patricia on the lake and are shocked when they see Candy together with Terry. Eliza gets so upset it capsizes her boat. Archibald and Alistear refuse to come to either Neil or Eliza's aid, but Terry dives into the lake to rescue Eliza. And yet, when Eliza refuses Candy's assistance, Terry easily turns his back on her and returns home. At Eliza's suggestion, great-aunt Elroy agrees to hold a white dress garden party to thank Terry for his heroism. Annie and Patricia hope to convince Candy to join them, but she feigns disinterest. In reality she recognizes that great-aunt Elroy cannot ever welcome her warmly, certainly not after Anthony's death. Terry expects Candy to be one of the party, but when he learns she will not be going, he will not either and invites her to his home. The old armor room makes her jumpy and he has ample opportunity to hold her in his arms and then they sit about the fire. Terry offers his mother's dresser to keep warm during the rainstorm. Insulted that Terry never showed up, Eliza barges in and smacks Candy before storming off and insulting Annie and Patricia over it. But together and with their beaus Annie and Patricia acquired strength and confidence, and Eliza cannot hurt them.