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1865. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XX. COUNTRY LODGINGS. Mrs. Homer had
undertaken to insert the variegated pines in the white stripes of
Mrs. Weir's Affghan blanket; and, as this was a task which Mrs.
Weir had no mind for herself, though she liked very well to knit
the plain stripes of yellow, green, and scarlet, she gladly
retained her till near dinner-time, and then begged her to stay.
Mrs. Homer consented, on condition that she might run home and
fetch her cap. Now, this cap was not a little muslin skullcap, with
three heavy sausages of white muslin round the front, and long,
broad-hemmed strings, like Mrs. Weir's, but an airy little fabric
of French blonde, bight as the gossamer that floats in summer air.
Mrs. Homer had gone into a slighter stage of mourning very soon
after her taking possession of the Safferys' lodgings; and Mrs.
Saffery had made use of the circumstance to express a hope that the
lady was becoming a little more reconciliated to her loss; but had
been checked by, "There are some bereavements, Mrs. Saffery, too
sacred to approach." But now, though she wore deep and very
becoming mourning, to wit, rich black silk, trimmed with crape, her
cap, as above described, was of the lightest, and concealed very
little of her beautiful, silky, dark hair, banded a la Madonna.
Returning, then, for her cap, she heard, with some surprise, and
certainly without any manifestation of pleasure, from Mrs. Saffery,
that Miss Antony had called to inquire if the lodgings were vacant.
"Of course you told her they were not," said Mrs. Homer, with
emphasis. "Do you mean to continue in occupation then, ma'am?"
"Most certainly. Do you wish me to leave?" "Oh no, ma'am, no Only
as you only continue by the week, I thought I should like to know
whether there was any certainty of continuance. ...
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