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1918 Excerpt: ...and luminous, she yielded herself with a happy
abandonment to the arm which, as the music kept on and on for their
sakes and her strength began to fail, carried her almost bodily
over the floor. When they stopped with the last chord, there was a
patter of hand-clapping; Theresa led it. "Clare, do tell me, if you
can, who that lady is over there?" Grace asked, while they were
resting where the June breeze could puff in on them through the
parted curtains. "Don't turn for a minute; she is looking in our
direction. I have found her looking at me several times, as if she
were someone I ought to recognize; yet I can't remember ever seeing
her before. I mean the very beautiful one, with gold hair and a
black dress, a crimson rose at the edge of her corsage.' Clare
turned with the right circumspection and air of carelessness. After
a second, turning again, he asked in a tone of disdainful
disparagement: "Do you call that beautiful?" Grace's eyes widened.
' Don't you?' she asked. Then she perceived that she had fallen
into a trap: this was one of Clare's jokes, a way of being
complimentary to her by pretending not to admire any other woman,
by not condescending to consider any style of beauty but her own.
But when Clare went on, it really sounded as if he were serious. '
Can't you see? She's painted. And she's laced. And I'd be willing
to bet money God never made her hair that same splendacious gold
color." "Oh, Clare " said Grace, unable to repress her surprise,
"do you honestly think that? To me it looks so exactly right and
natural ' "I love your innocence, my love Come, you ought to make
her acquaintance. She's one of the family. Mrs. Fenn, divorcee,
Harvey and Gertie's sister, the Stokeses' eldest
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Gertrude Hall Brownell
||246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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