Leading Ladies and Gentlemen
– Padua’s Celebrity Magazine
LLG: I was privileged to meet one of Padua’s most mysterious ladies recently for a confidential chat. I would like to welcome you to this interview but as you want to keep things confidential what shall we call you?
Widow: I just like to be known by the name Widow.
LLG: I see. Well that is indeed mysterious! Can you tell us why you want to keep your identity a secret?
Widow: Well, of course I am both a widow since my late husband died, but I am also extremely wealthy as I have inherited all his money. To make sure that I am not surrounded by men wishing to marry me for my money I prefer to keep my identity a secret.
LLG: Ah, that explains it very clearly. Do you think it is true that many men are seeking marriage just for money in Padua?
Widow: Most definitely. Take the family of Baptista Minola for instance: his younger daughter is pursued by many men and that attraction is her father’s wealth as much as it is her personality and good looks.
LLG: I see. What about his older daughter? Is it the same case with her?
Widow: That is interesting as people say the older daughter is a shrew so her father cannot find anyone to marry her despite the fact that she is from a wealthy family. It will be interesting to see if the power of all her money will make someone decide to marry her in spite of her wild temper.
LLG: Indeed it will. But turning back to you is there someone you have set your eye on as a future husband?
Widow: Well, indeed there is. I will only tell you that he is a man whose name begins with ‘H’. He is a handsome, well-regarded man and I have long held a passion for him.
LLG: What is the problem then?
Widow: Unfortunately, he is not showing the kind of interest that I would like. I am beginning to think that he has his sights set elsewhere as I cannot extract a commitment from him.
LLG: I do hope you succeed. D come back to tell us when you do won’t you?
Widow: Yes, certainly I will. I can promise you that I won’t let him forget how he kept me waiting when we do marry!
LLG: That sounds interesting. Well, thank-you very much for agreeing to talk to me.