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The White Ladies of Worcester

A Romance of the Twelfth Century

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Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 123,310 / 358 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.2
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 897
Added to site: 2005.07.28
mnybks.net#: 10728
Origin: gutenberg.org

A novel of the 12th century. The heroine, believing she has lost her lover, enters a convent. He returns, and interesting developments follow.

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strong purging herbs in the broth of Mother Sub-Prioress. Yet she did but keep her bed for one day. Like the Poor, she is not easily made ill! . . . Well, have thy way; only peck not my fingers, Master Robin, or I will have thee flogged through the Tything at the cart-tail, as was done to a certain pieman, whose history I will now relate.

"Once upon a time, when Sister Mary Antony was young, and fair to look upon--Nay, wink not thy naughty eye----"

At that moment came the sound of a key turning slowly in the lock of the door at the bottom of the steps leading from the crypt to the cloister.

CHAPTER III

THE PRIORESS PASSES

A key turned slowly in the lock of the oaken door at the entrance to the underground way.

The old lay-sister seized her wallet and pulled out the bag of peas.

Below, the heavy door swung back upon its hinges.

Mary Antony dropped upon her knees to the right of the steps, her hands hidden beneath her scapulary, her eyes bent in

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2012.01.02
BamaDWO
*****

This is an excellent book. The characters are very well developed and there are several twists and turns before the ending.


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