The Gay Lord Quex

A Comedy in Four Acts

Language: English
Wordcount: 31,383 / 118 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87.7
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,154
Added to site: 2005.05.07 10292
Genres: Drama, Humor, Romance

they used to call me; and when father died I determined to have done with my step-mother, and to come to London at any price. I was seventeen then.




Oh, it's nothing to be ashamed of, really; still, I did begin life in town--[with an uneasy little laugh and a toss of the head]--you'd hardly believe it!--as a nursery-maid.


H'm! I am aware that is not considered--


I should think not! Oh, of course, in time I rose to be Useful Maid, and then Maid. I've been lady's-maid in some excellent houses. And when I got sick of maiding I went to Dundas's opposite, and served three years at the hairdressing; that's an extremely refined position, I needn't say. And then some kind friends routed me out, [surveying the room proudly] and put me into this.


Then why bestow a second thought upon your beginnings?


No, I suppose I oughtn't to. Nobody can breathe a word against my r

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