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The Triflers

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Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 72,789 / 209 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.6
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 485
Added to site: 2007.01.28 15919
Genre: Romance

A "trifling" story in which a marriage is blithely undertaken because he was rather lonesome and accommodating and she wanted more independence and was bothered by importunate suitors. Of course it is very harrowing when they really fall in love, and the situation is complicated by the appearance of a former almost successful suitor, now a blighted being because of his rejected love. Brightly written and entertaining in its way.

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interest for her to go on.

For a moment she studied him, as if wondering if it were worth while to continue her confidence. Her acquaintance with Monte dated back ten years, when, as a girl of seventeen, she had met him on one of his rare week-end visits to the Warrens. She was then fresh from finishing school, and he was one of the very few men she had been allowed to meet in any more intimate way than merely to shake hands with in passing. She had been tremendously impressed. She could smile at it now. But, really, she had been like one of the younger sisters, and for a year or so after that he had been to her a sort of vague knight errant.

It was three years ago that her aunt had begun to travel with her, and after that she had seen Monte not oftener than once or twice a year, and then for scarcely more than a greeting and good-bye. On the other hand, Mrs. Warren had always talked and written to her a great deal about him. Chic and he had been roommates in college, and ever since had kept in



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