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A Bed of Roses

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Author: W. L. George
Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 116,782 / 330 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80.2
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 8,049
Added to site: 2010.08.27
mnybks.net#: 28818
Origin: gutenberg.org

The story of a woman's descent into prostitution.

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ly. The broad man stepped forward quickly and shook hands with Molly. Then he took a critical look at Victoria. The three young men struggled for an absurd little bag which Molly always dropped at the right moment.

'How do you do, Mrs Fulton,' said the broad man stretching out his hand. Victoria took it hesitatingly.

'Don't you remember me?' he said. 'My name's Cairns. Major Cairns. You know. Travancores. Met you at His Excellency's hop.'

Of course she remembered him. He was so typical. Anybody could have told his profession and his rank at sight. He had a broad humorous face, tanned over freckled pink. Since he left Wellington he had grown a little in every direction and had become a large middle aged boy. Victoria took him in at one look. A square face such as that of Cairns, distinctly chubby, framing grey blue eyes, was as easily recalled as forgotten. She took in his forehead, high and likely to become higher as his hair receded; his straight aggressive nose; his little rough moustac

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