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Condensed Novels

Second Series: New Burlesques

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Author: Bret Harte
Published: 1902
Language: English
Wordcount: 32,971 / 101 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66.1
LoC Category: PS
Series: Queen's Quorum
Downloads: 2,686 3253

Handsome Is as Handsome Does -- Muck-A-Muck -- Terence Denville -- Selina Sedilia -- Miss Mix -- Guy Heavystone -- Mr. Midshipman Breezy -- John Jenkins -- Mary Jones's Narrative -- No. 27 Limehouse Road -- Count Moscow's Narrative -- Dr. Diggs's Statement -- Mary Mcgillup -- The Ninety-Nine Guardsmen -- The Slim Young Man's Story -- Lothow

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"I remember him a little boy," said the Duchess. "His mother was a dear friend of mine; you know she was one of my bridesmaids."

"And you have never seen him since, mamma?" asked the oldest married daughter, who did not look a day older than her mother.

"Never; he was an orphan shortly after. I have often reproached myself, but it is so difficult to see boys."

This simple yet first-class conversation existed in the morning- room of Plusham, where the mistress of the palatial mansion sat involved in the sacred privacy of a circle of her married daughters. One dexterously applied golden knitting-needles to the fabrication of a purse of floss silk of the rarest texture, which none who knew the almost fabulous wealth of the Duke would believe was ever destined to hold in its silken meshes a less sum than L1,000,000; another adorned a slipper exclusively with



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