ok in this chapter my suspicion changed from Marion onto Vera
I don't know how or why she would be in contact with the Princess and why she wants to kill all her family, but there are a few suggestions that it might be she:
1) she suggested the white flowers, which were probably exchanged for those that the Princess prepared with the poison
2) Ralph said something in a previous chapter, that everybody would be outraged at his suspicion, that might point to Vera, whom everybody loves
3) Vera was feeling unwell, but maybe she only pretended to make he look like a victim and therefore throw the scent off herself
4) this is a purely "romantical and practical" reason: if Vera is the culprit, the way is free for Marion to come together with her love Geoffrey, which would be a desired happy end for novels of that time
or maybe I'm wrong altogether.
Anyway, I loved this chapter as you see. I would only like to mention one tiny note, feel free to ignore it, as I agree, it might sound very picky:
> at 3:09
: "And in an
unfortunate house like this" - it startled me to hear you say "And in the
unfortunate house like this", because I think one would never say "the
" in connection with a comparison "like this
Just wanted to mention it, even though nobody else might notice it LOL
Otherwise, all perfect.