Another World

Fragments from the Star City of Montalluyah

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Author: Benjamin Lumley
Published: 1873
Language: English
Wordcount: 71,270 / 220 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 40.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 3,587
Added to site: 2005.08.11
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ow effected--CHOOSING BY FOOT--Expedients used when hand or foot inclined to coarseness--GIRL'S DORMITORIES--Cleanliness--Separate sleeping-rooms--Reasons--Communication with night-watchers--Precautions--Mode adopted to ensure early rising-- Prayer not till after repast--Reason why old custom changed--Careful discipline until marriage--Luxurious habits permitted to married ladies--Instance of the elastic "frame" cushion--The self-acting fan

XX.--CHOICE OF A HUSBAND.

Means taken to secure congenial husband--Marriage councils--Choice of husband, how arranged--Maiden's right to nominate--The thirty-one evenings--The girl, how distinguished--Gentlemen who wish their pretensions to be favourably viewed--The unwilling--Efforts of pretenders--Agitation on the thirty-first evening--How the maiden proclaims her choice--The presentation of flowers--Subsequent meeting of the parties--Betrothal--Consequence of maiden failing to declare

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