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Jolly Sally Pendleton

Or, the Wife Who Was Not a Wife

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Published: 1897
Language: English
Wordcount: 68,580 / 203 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.7
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 914
Added to site: 2009.07.30
mnybks.net#: 24841
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Pulp, Romance
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her and mother, to join a party on his tally-ho and go to the races.

Both dressed in their prettiest, and both looked like pictures.

The races at Lee were always delightful affairs. Some of the finest horses in the country were brought there to participate in these affairs.

As a usual thing, Jay Gardiner entered a number of his best horses; but on this occasion he had not done so. Louise declared that it would have made the races all the more worth seeing had some of his horses been entered.

"Don't you think so, Sally?" she said, turning to her sister, with a gay little laugh; but Sally had not even heard, she was thinking so deeply.

"She is anticipating the excitement," said Mrs. Pendleton, nodding toward Sally; and they all looked in wonder at the unnatural flush on the girl's cheeks and the strange, dazzling brightness in her blue eyes.

They would have been startled if they could have read the thoughts that had brought them there.

There was the usual crush o

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