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The Bunch of Violets

An Episode in the War-Time Activities of Max Carrados

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Author: Ernest Bramah (E. B. Smith)
Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 8,266 / 24 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 2,627
Added to site: 2005.11.30 12009

ing to be pacified by the bribery of the smile. "Yes, so infatuated has become this very susceptible young man that you lead him about like pet lamb at the end of blue ribbon. Business? Perhaps. But how have you been able to do this, Violet? And you husband-Darragh-to him simply business, very good business-and he forces you to do this full of shame thing and mocks at you for reward."

"Kato, Kato-" urged Violet, breaking through his scornful laughter.

"I am what your people call yellow man," continued Kato relentlessly, "and you are the one white woman of my dreams-dreams that I would not lift finger to spoil by trying to make real. But if I should have been Darragh not ten thousand times the ten thousand pounds that Hulse carries would tempt me to lend you to another man's arms."

"Oh, Katie, how horrid you can be!"

"Horrid for me to say, but 'business' for you to do! How have you discovered so much, Violet-what Hulse carries, where he carries it, the size and shape the packet make



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