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The Flower of the Chapdelaines

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Published: 1918
Language: English
Wordcount: 56,080 / 169 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.4
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,378
Added to site: 2005.05.24
mnybks.net#: 10405
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Romance

This is a love story staged in that picturesque section of New Orleans which is still pervaded by the old Creole atmosphere.

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ee grandmother caused her to drop in here just now. Your logic's dim."

"You are soon to go to Castanado's to see that manuscript story, are you not?"

"Oh, is it a story? Have you read it?"

"Yes, I've read it, 'tis short. They wanted my opinion. And 'tis a story, though true."

"A story! Love story? very absorbing?"

"No, it is not of love--except love of liberty. Whether 'twill absorb you or no I cannot say. Me it absorbed because it is the story of some of my race, far from here and in the old days, trying, in the old vain way, to gain their freedom."

"Has--has mademoiselle read it?"

"Certainly. It is her property; hers and her two aunts'. Those two, they bought it lately, of a poor devil--drinking man--for a dollar. They had once known his mother, from the West Indies."

"He wrote it, or his mother?"

"The mother, long ago. 'Tis not too well done. It absorbs mademoiselle also, but that is because 'tis true. When I saw that effect I told her of a sto

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