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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ... room, Esther. Trot up here;
I-want you.' Esther obeyed the invitation, and followed Miss Carew
into her room. It presented a curious spectacle. It was a large
room with two windows looking out, and down on the square. One
small white bed stood lengthwise by the wall, another was in a
recess at the opposite end, having evidently been pushed out of
their accustomed places. A wardrobe yawned open, and, with a large
chest of drawers, seemed in a condition of effervescence. The
middle of the room was cleared, and a cheval glass occupied the
post of honour. 'My wedding garment has come, and is all right, '
said Miss Carew, nodding to a corner where lay a couple of huge
pasteboard boxes; 'and, tell me, Esther, what do you think of these
V she had tucked her hands into a pair of high-heeled white satin
shoes, and held them out, surveying their rosettes with immense
gratification. 'Charming I I suppose, ' said Esther, 'you are
practising your curtsey. I forgot all about mine, and as I don't
want to tumble over, as poor Eily Connolly did, I think I'll just
take off my hat and coat and have one more try at it.' 'Do, ' said
Christy. 'I managed one very nicely just before you came in. The
mistress is in one of what Lanty calls her "bakes." Madame
Mandolette has not sent her train home yet. Minna and Elsie have
had a whipping apiece, and altogether it is trying. Yes, that's
right. I shall just sit here and look on; you can make two or
three, and then I can take a turn.' Esther having removed her hat
and heavy winter-coat, advanced until within a few feet of the long
mirror, and then made an obeisance so graceful, so low, and
recovering herself with such lissom perfect unconsciousness of
movement, that Christy allowed a cry of admiration to escape her,
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