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Dainty's Cruel Rivals

The Fatal Birthday

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Published: 1898
Language: English
Wordcount: 55,270 / 163 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.1
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 547
Added to site: 2010.02.12
mnybks.net#: 26639
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any them from Richmond to his home.

Bitterness filled their hearts when they realized what would be the outcome of their malice--that instead of Dainty having to give up her trip through timidity at traveling alone, she would have the escort of the man from whom they had tried so sedulously to keep her apart.

They had told their aunt that they decided to come earlier because it would be cooler traveling at night, and accounted for Dainty's absence by declaring that she was not quite decided on coming yet, being reluctant to leave her mother alone. If she made up her mind to come anyhow, she would do so later, they said; but they were very careful not to add that Dainty was so timid she would very likely stay at home after their base desertion.

When they were alone, they commiserated each other on the failure of their deep-laid schemes.

"Only to think, that Dainty and Love Ellsworth are together at this moment, and will be all day long! I can see her now in my mind's eye! She is sit

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