The Bride of the Shining Hour
E. Phillips Oppenheim
First published as The Shining Hour in the magazine This Week (March 17, 1935). 9th story in the collection .
A troupe of actors has been performing a festive wedding play in Monaco. The young 'bride' becomes truly engaged to a man in the city but the 'groom' is distraught. Dangerously so, in Besserley's opinion so he takes steps.