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Under Fire

A Tale of New England Village Life

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Author: Frank A. Munsey
Published: 1897
Language: English
Wordcount: 51,876 / 150 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.7
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 399
Added to site: 2009.01.30
mnybks.net#: 23293
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em>," he rejoined, and walked away with a look of contempt on his face.

The last remark made young Worthington's blood boil, but he had the good sense to take no apparent notice of it, though he fixed it well in his memory for future use.

De Vere seated himself in a remote corner--the place he had expected to see Fred occupy--and looked sullenly on as the march progressed, but evidently with some degree of pleasure at the utter failure he felt sure our hero would make. In this again he was doomed to disappointment; for to his surprise and chagrin he found his rival quite at home in the waltz. He and Nellie were unmistakably the most graceful as well as the best looking couple on the floor.

But Matthew was not the only surprised one present. Dave looked on with amazement, and Nellie hardly seemed to believe her own senses.

"Why, Fred, when did you learn to dance so well?" she asked, as they walked around the room arm in arm. "I never had a better partner."

"Thank you, Nellie,

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