Daisy's Necklace

And What Came of It

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Published: 1856
Language: English
Wordcount: 34,230 / 107 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.2
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 824
Added to site: 2009.12.14
mnybks.net#: 26015
Origin: gutenberg.org

Purporting to be a burlesque of the sentimental novels of the "Alonzo and Melissa" type, the burlesque inheres wholly in the humorous Prologue and Appendices.

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e the nurslings of my fancy as no one else will. I liked the cold, cynical features of Mr. Flint, with his undertaker's aspect; the child-spirit, Bell; Daisy Snarle's eyes; the heart-broken old sailor; the pale book-keeper; Tim, the office boy; Mr. Hardwill, the great publisher; Joe Wilkes, and all of them!

Mrs. Muggins occasionally looked in on me.

Mrs. Muggins' regard for me was increasing. She never left the coal-scuttle on the stairs for my benefit, as she used to; she was eternally hearing my bell ring when it didn't, and answering it so promptly when it did, that I began to think that she lived night and day just outside my door.

Pleasant Mrs. Muggins!

I tried not to feel elated at these little widowy attentions; but los hombres son mortales.

She handed me my coffee with a motherly tenderness that was perfectly touching. She looked at me with the eyes of Solicitude, and spoke with the lips of culminating Respect; and once, in a burst of confidence, she told me

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