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Kimono

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Author: John Paris (F. Ashton Gwatkin)
Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 100,421 / 299 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.2
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 781
Added to site: 2004.07.03
mnybks.net#: 8658
Origin: gutenberg.org

The troubles of a Japanese lady married to an Englishman.

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erington that she had begun to learn something about the thousand different ways of spending it, and all the lovely things for which it can be exchanged. So all her new things, whatever their source, seemed to her like presents, like unexpected enrichments. She had basked among her new acquisitions, silent as was her wont when she was happy, sunning herself in the warmth of her prosperity. Best of all, she never need wear kimonos again in public. Her fiancé had acceded to this, her most immediate wish. She could dress now like the girls around her. She would no longer be stared at like a curio in a shop window. Inquisitive fingers would no longer clutch at the long sleeves of, crinkled silk, or try to probe the secret of the huge butterfly bow on her back. She could step out fearlessly now like English women. She could give up the mincing walk and the timid manner which she felt was somehow inseparable from her native dress.

When she told her protectress that Geoffrey had consented to its abando

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