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A Voyage of Consolation

Being in the nature of a sequel to the experiences of 'An American Girl in London'

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Author: Sara Jeannette Duncan (Garth Grafton)
Published: 1898
Language: English
Wordcount: 78,938 / 235 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.1
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 466
Added to site: 2005.06.01 10468

"The American Girl in London" returned to America and fell out with her lover on the subject of the English pronunciation she had acquired. The engagement was off and the millionaire father took his daughter to Europe and made the grand tour on the continent which really proved a voyage of consolation.

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"Mr. Wick is in bed at present. Anything important?"

I reflected that while I in Chicago was speaking to the hotel clerk at half-past nine o'clock, the hotel clerk in New York was speaking to me at eleven. This in itself was enough to make our conversation disjointed.

"Yes," I responded, "it is important. Ask Mr. Wick to get out of bed."

Sufficient time elapsed to enable poppa to put on his clothes and come down by the elevator, and then I heard:

"Mr. Wick is now speaking."

"Yes, poppa," I replied, "I guess you are. Your old American accent comes singing across in a way that no member of your family would ever mistake. But you needn't be stiff about it. Sorry to disturb you."

Poppa and I were often personal in our intercourse. I had not the slightest hesitation in mentioning his American accent.

"_Hello, Mamie! Don't mention it. What's up? House on fire? Water pipes burst? Strike in the kitchen? Sound the alarm--send for the pl



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