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The Rector

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Author: Mrs Oliphant
Published: 1863
Language: English
Wordcount: 12,888 / 44 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.6
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 569
Added to site: 2009.09.03 25189
Genre: Short Story

er line altogether; but there's quantities of people swear by her. What's the matter, children, eh? I suppose so--people tell me so. If people tell me so all day long, I'm entitled to believe it, I presume?"

Lucy answered this by a burst of laughter, not loud but cordial, which rang sweet and strange upon the Rector's ears. Miss Wodehouse, on the contrary, looked a little ashamed, blushed a pretty pink old-maidenly blush, and mildly remonstrated with papa. The whole scene was astonishing to the stranger. He had been living out of nature so long that he wondered within himself whether it was common to retain the habits and words of childhood to such an age as that which good Miss Wodehouse put no disguise upon, or if sisters with twenty years of difference between them were usual in ordinary households. He looked at them with looks which to Miss Wodehouse appeared disapproving, but which in reality meant only surprise and discomfort. Ho was exceedingly glad when lunch was over, and he was at liberty to



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