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The Innocent Adventuress

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Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 38,289 / 121 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 878
Added to site: 2009.07.01 24588

A lovely Italian girl, sent by her family to find a wealthy husband, finds adventures in America and with American men.

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Mamma," she said obediently, tightening her clasp upon her mother's hands.

"You must be on guard against mistakes, Maria Angelina," said the other insistently--as if she had not said that a dozen times before! "Because American girls do things it may be not be wise for you to do. You will be of interest because you are different. Be very careful, my little one."

"Yes, Mamma," said the girl again.

"As to your money--you understand it must last. There can be little to pay when you are a guest. But send to Papa and me your accounts as I have told you."

"Yes, Mamma."

"You will not let the American freedom turn your head. You will be wise--Oh, I trust you, Maria Angelina, to be very wise!"

How wise Maria Angelina thought herself! She lifted a face that shone with confidence and understanding and for all her quivering lips she smiled.

"My baby!" said the mother suddenly in English and took that face between her hands and kissed it.

"You will be careful," she



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