In chapter 2 of The Just Men of Cordova by Edgar Wallace, the author was describing a young constable and very rich man in London:
“Constable Fellowe, the man of whom I have complained, had the good fortune to render a service to the daughter of Mr. Theodore Sandford—I see you know the gentleman.”
The sergeant nodded; he had heard of Mr. Theodore Sandford, as who had not? For Theodore Sandford was a millionaire ironmaster who had built a veritable palace at Hampstead, had purchased the Dennington “Velasquez,” and had presented it to the nation.
“Your constable,” continued Colonel Black, “sprang upon a motor-car Miss Sandford was driving down a steep hill, the brakes of which had gone wrong, and at some risk to himself guided the car through the traffic when, not to put too fine a point on it, Miss Sandford had lost her head.”
“Oh, it was him, was it?” said the sergeant disparagingly.
“It was him,” agreed the colonel out of sheer politeness. “Now these young people have met unknown to the father of Miss Sandford, and—well, you understand.”
Now, all what I found by searching is that "Dennington" is a village in London, and "Velasquez" may refer to the spanish painter "Diego Velázquez", so does it mean "a painting for the village that Diego had paint it" or something like that?
And I think "these young people" refer to "the young constable and miss Stanford", but it's a bit strange description, so I just wanted to make sure?