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What Became of Deegan Folk?

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Author: Wallace Irwin
Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 9,635 / 28 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.5
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 400
Added to site: 2009.11.16
mnybks.net#: 25820
Genres: Short Story, Humor
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merry, exuberant spirit with the all too boisterous laugh?

"I understand." He spoke rapidly and very low. "But I saw at once that there was something about me--in me--that you suddenly saw and didn't like."

"Nothing, my dearest, nothing! I can't imagine anything happening to you that would make you anything else than adorable to me. I've always loved you; I always shall."

The exquisite girl embraced his great arm and looked up at him with eyes that were filled with worship. They walked in silence for a while. Finally they stood under the bright leaves of a burgeoning maple, and he turned squarely upon her.

"I don't want to say it," he began, "but. I must. Do you think you really ought to·marry me without thinking it over some more?"

"Deegan! What a queer question. How did you ever think such a thing?" she asked, vaguely worried.


He stood contemplatively stabbing the lawn with his walking-stick. She realized that he had never before remained serious with he

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2009.11.18
Iftekhar Sayeed
*****

A pitiless story of love betrayed by racism, told with the electric tautness of the finest detective story and ending with a damning moral condemnation.


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