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Vanitas

Polite Stories

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Author: Vernon Lee (Violet Paget)
Published: 1892
Language: English
Wordcount: 56,250 / 165 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.7
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 462
Added to site: 2010.11.07
mnybks.net#: 29487

Lady Tal -- A Worldly Woman -- The Legend of Madame Krasinska

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ractical, and quite deficient in soul), but there was no type more well-defined and striking, in his eyes. This woman did not seem an individual at all.

"I must go," insisted the tall lady, despite the prayers of her hostess and the assembled guests. "I really can't leave that poor creature alone a minute longer."

"Order the gondola, Kennedy; call Titta, please," cried Miss Vanderwerf to one of the many youths whom the kindly old maid ordered about with motherly familiarity.

"Mayn't I have the honour of offering mine?" piped the young man.

"Thanks, it isn't worth while. I shall walk." Here came a chorus of protestations, following the tall young woman into the outer drawing-room, through the hall, to the head of the great flight of open-air stairs.

Marion had mechanically followed the noisy, squabbling, laughing crew. The departure of this lady suggested to him that he would slip away to his inn.

"Do let me have the pleasure of accompanying you," cried one young man a

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