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Mistress Anne

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Author: Temple Bailey
Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 84,115 / 238 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.5
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 930
Added to site: 2007.10.31 18783
Genre: Romance

A girl in Maryland teaches school, and believes that work is worthy service. Two men come to the little community ; one is weak, the other strong, and both need Anne.

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know that their travels, their adventures, their stored-up experience had made them rich in anecdote, ready of tongue to tell of wonders undreamed of in the dullness of her own monotonous days.

But Anne Warfield knew. Now and then from the threshold she had caught the drift of their discourse, and she had yearned to draw closer, to sail with them on unknown seas of romance and of reminiscence, to leave behind her for the moment the atmosphere of schoolhouse, of small gossip, of trivial circumstance.

It was with this feeling strong upon her that to-night, when the supper bell rang, she came into the kitchen and asked Mrs. Bower if she might help Beulah. She had no feeling that such labor was beneath her. If a princess cared to serve, she was none the less a princess!

Secure, therefore, in her sense of unassailable dignity, she entered the dining-room. She might have been a goddess chained to menial tasks--a small and vivid goddess, with dusky hair. Richard Brooks, observing her, had once



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