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Fair Margaret

A Portrait

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Published: 1905
Language: English
Wordcount: 102,698 / 288 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 900
Added to site: 2008.06.20 21279
Genre: Romance

I think you are often much more human when you are--well--"silly," than when you are being clever.

'And I suppose you would like me better if I were always silly?'

Margaret shook her head and laughed softly, but said nothing. She was thinking that it was good to be alive, and that it was the spring, and that the life was stirring in her, as it stirred amongst the young leaves overhead and in the shooting grasses and budding flowers, and in the hearts of the nesting birds in the oaks and elms. Just then it mattered very little to Margaret whether the man who was talking to her made himself out to be silly or clever. She felt herself much nearer to the simple breathing and growing of all nature than to the silliness or cleverness of any fellow-creature.

Her lips parted a little and she drew in the air again and again, slowly and quietly, as if she could drink it, and live on its sweet taste, and never want food or other drink again, though she was not an ethereal young person, but only a p

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Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***

The story of Margaret who wanted to go on stage, how she got there and who she met along the way.



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