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The Romance of Giovanni Calvotti

From Coals of Fire and Other Stories, Volume II

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Published: 1882
Language: English
Wordcount: 24,059 / 71 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.7
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 389
Added to site: 2007.08.02 17810

e will oblige her by his company at tea this evening. Miss Grammont begs that Signor Calvotti will forgive this intrusion, and will forget that no formal introduction has taken place between them.'

I read this over twice, and then asked the landlady--

'Who is Miss Grammont?'

'She's the sister of the young lady who had the accident with your picture, sir,' said the landlady. 'She's a middle-aged lady, sir, and very badly lame. But she's got an angel temper, and ways that sweet as I never saw anybody like her. I do hope you'll go, sir. She's on the floor below.'

'Present my most distinguished compliments, madame, and say that I will do myself the honour to be there. At what hour?'

'Tea's getting ready now, sir,' said the landlady.

When she had gone, I washed myself and put on a clean shirt, and went downstairs. At a door at the foot of the stains stood the young lady who had by misfortune brought about this adventure. She led me into the room and to a lady who sat upon



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