Desiree Despard
Shorter than her sister Desdemona, but with a lovely figure --a "pocket Venus." Same masses of midnight hair and deep dark eyes, same education in Insular Indigene language and culture, French convent and English finishing school. Did not seek presentation at Victoria's court after her sister was rejected. Like her, very flirtatious, but perhaps more vulnerable. Trained to use derringer and dagger at her father's insistence, but unlike Desdemona dislikes the idea of using them. Unlike Desdemona would really like to marry a respectable Marland gentleman and settle down, though not quite yet.