Winsome Winnie

and other New Nonsense Novels

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Author: Stephen Leacock
Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 40,408 / 122 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.4
LoC Category: PR
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 1,417
Added to site: 2007.02.21
mnybks.net#: 16102
Origin: gutenberg.org

Burlesques in Mr. Leacock's particular vein, and though quite similar to others of his, they are quite irresistible in parts and provoke spontaneous laughter. Good for reading aloud. Appeared in Harper's.

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rchioness, related her story.

"My poor child!" exclaimed the lady, "how you must have suffered. Thank Heaven it is over now. To-morrow we shall call for you and bring you away with us to Muddlenut Chase."

Alas, could she but have known it, before the morrow should dawn, worse dangers still were in store for our heroine. But what these dangers were, we must reserve for another chapter.

CHAPTER IV

A GAMBLING PARTY IN ST. JAMES'S CLOSE

We must now ask our readers to shift the scene--if they don't mind doing this for us--to the apartments of the Earl of Wynchgate in St. James's Close. The hour is nine o'clock in the evening, and the picture before us is one of revelry and dissipation so characteristic of the nobility of England. The atmosphere of the room is thick with blue Havana smoke such as is used by the nobility, while on the green baize table a litter of counters and cards, in which aces, kings, and even two spo

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