The vibrant, jazzy notes of percussion instruments drifted up towards the high ceiling, mingling with the swirling smoke and the sound of voices.

Gabrielle stepped up to the microphone and projected her voice above the music. She loved this song. It was a lively number, written by the young American composer Cole Porter. She had made it her anthem and sang it at the beginning of every evening. Nothing brought the dancers to their feet and started the champagne flowing like “Let’s Misbehave.”

“There’s something wild about you, child,
That’s so contagious
Let’s be outrageous—let’s misbehave!”

Her voice swelled, rising above the clamour of the nightclub. The music pumped through her, inspiring her, daring her.


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