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A Masque of Days

From the Last Essays of Elia: Newly Dressed & Decorated

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Author: Walter Crane
Published: 1901
Language: English
Wordcount: 2,986 / 16 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.8
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 651
Added to site: 2007.12.25 19484
Genre: Short Story

cheer for mortals below; and it was time they should have a taste of their own bounty. It was stiffly debated among them whether the Fasts should be admitted. Some said, that the appearance of such lean, starved guests, with their mortified faces, would pervert the ends of the meeting. But the objection was overruled by Christmas Day who had a design upon Ash Wednesday (as you shall hear), and a mighty desire to see how the old Domine would behave himself in his cups.

Only the VIGILS were requested to come with their lanterns to light the gentlefolks home at night.

All the Days came to their day. Covers were provided for three hundred and sixty-five guests at the principal table; with an occasional knife and fork at the side-board for the Twenty-Ninth of February.

I should have told you that cards of invitation had been issued. The carriers were THE HOURS twelve



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