The Beloved Woman

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Author: Kathleen Norris
Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 96,011 / 282 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 68
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 794
Added to site: 2009.03.11
mnybks.net#: 23670
Origin: gutenberg.org

The story of Norma Sheridan who "came into her own" in a manner befitting the greatness and dignity of the family to which she rightly belonged.

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like apprehension, in the look that wandered thoughtfully about the overcrowded room. Presently she reached a plump, well-groomed hand toward the bell. But when Regina came to stand expectantly near her, Mrs. Melrose roused herself from a profound abstraction to assure her that she had not rung--it must have been a mistake.

"Miss Leslie hasn't come in?"

"Not yet, Madam, Miss Melrose is at Miss Higgins's luncheon."

"Yes; but it was an early luncheon," the grandmother said, discontentedly. "She was playing squash, or tennis, or something! Regina----"

"Yes, Madam?"

But Mrs. Melrose was musing again.

"Regina, I am expecting a caller at four o'clock, a Mrs. Sheridan. Please see that she is shown up at once. I want to see her here. And please----"

A pause. Regina waited.

"That's all!" her mistress announced, suddenly.

Alone again, the old lady stirred her tea, ruminated for a few moments with narrowed eyes fixed on space, recalled herself to her surroun

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