Daniel Melmont in Love
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George Banat was one of the board members of Moonbeam who had been swindled by Richard Melmont, along with thousands of trusting investors. Shortly after the Moonbeam fiasco, the socially prominent Dolly Nosegay, Maria's friend from several book clubs back, arranged a small dinner party to celebrate the graduation of her daughter Margaret from high school. Not knowing of the bad blood between George Banat and Richard Melmont, she had invited them both, along with Maria, Barbara, and Daniel Melmont. When Banat and Melmont sat down to dinner, insults began to fly back and forth, to the consternation of the other guests and the mortification of Dolly Nosegay. A most unpleasant dinner was finally over, and the two men were escorted to different ends of the parlor with apprehensive guests trying to deflect their animosity by talking about the weather, the latest play, or the most recent trip to Bermuda. Melmont would not be appeased. He charged toward Banat.