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The Triple Marriage

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Author: N. Destouches
Language: English
Wordcount: 8,516 / 31 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80.8
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 395
mnybks.net#: 2156
Origin: gutenberg.org
License: ©
Genres: Romance, Drama

Translation copyright 1982 by Frank J. Morlock

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s a dancer, and that I don't find him attractive?

Belinda Hey, yes! A dancer! What a dancer!

Anna Certainly.

Belinda It's no use for him to hide behind his mask.

Elizabeth Go on, you're crazy.

Belinda Hey, no. I didn't see him down there drinking with the musicians; I didn't listen to him when he wasn't aware of it. He told them he'd give them plenty of money if they would pretend he was one of them-- that he would be so upset, so upset, if my father saw him. Oh, if he's so afraid of my father, then he must be your lover--for my father doesn't want you to have any lovers. He's very wrong, because I think this is very amusing.

Elizabeth How miserable I am!

Belinda Go, go, fear nothing, sister, put your affairs in repose. I will prevent papa from coming here when he gets back--but, on the condition that you will help me when I get big.

Elizabeth I swear it.

Anna Me, too.

(Exit Belinda.)

Anna That little girl promises much. A ten year old to discover a secret intrigue!

Elizabe

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