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Bird of Paradise

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Author: Ada Leverson
Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 58,763 / 176 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 825
Added to site: 2008.11.25
mnybks.net#: 22701
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much, Madeline?"

"Do I care!"

"And you believe it's the real thing?"

"I know it is--on my side; it's incurable."

"Everyone says Rupert's a good fellow, but he seems to me a little--what shall I say?--too elaborate. Too urbane; too ornate. He expresses himself so dreadfully well! I don't believe he ever uses a shorter word than individuality!"

"Oh, I don't care what he is, I want him--I want him!" cried Madeline.

"Well! I suppose you know what you want. It isn't as though you were always in love with somebody or other; as a rule, a girl of your age, if she can't have the person she wants, can be very quickly consoled if you give her someone else instead. Now, you've never had even a fancy before. I may not (I don't) see the charm of Rupert, but it must be there; probably there's something in his temperament that's needed by yours--something that he can supply to you that no one else can. If you really want him, you must have him, darling," s

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