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Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 33,136 / 103 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.2
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 630
Added to site: 2005.02.24
mnybks.net#: 9729
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ly borne. She has called her house "Haven."


II

TWO PARIS EPISODES

[To ANTHONY ASQUITH]

I: THE STORY OF A COAT

"Le Printemps a brl cette nuit." The news greeted me when I was called. It had no special significance, but spread through my semi-consciousness into meaningless patterns. Then I woke up. "Comme c'est terrible," I said, "quelle chance que a s'est fait la nuit!" I saw visions of leaping flames and angry reds reflected in the sky.

Then I remembered. It was at the Printemps that I had chosen my divine coat. They had promised faithfully to send it me to-day. The loveliest coat in the world--"fume de Londres," the salesman had called it, and in fact, it was the colour of the purple-grey smoke that ascends in solid spirals from factory chimneys. There were stripes too of silvery grey chenil which made a play-ground for lights and shadows. In shape it was like an old print of a coachman driving a four-in-hand, long with a flapping cape, and the lining was the colour of th

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