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The Comedienne

(Komediantka)

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Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 92,808 / 276 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.8
LoC Category: PG
Downloads: 425
Added to site: 2008.06.12
mnybks.net#: 21194
Origin: gutenberg.org

Translated from the Polish by Edmund Obecny.

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"No self-respecting woman sells herself to the first man that comes along merely because he is capable of supporting her!"

"You're a fool. They all do it, they all sell themselves. Love is childish prattle and nonsense. Don't irritate me."

"It is not a question of irritating you, father, or whether love is nonsense or not; it is a question of my future which you dispose of as though it belonged to you. Already at the time that Zielenkiewicz proposed to me. I told you that I do not intend to marry at all."

"Zielenkiewicz is merely Zielenkiewicz, but Grzesikiewicz is a very lord, and what I call a man! He is kind-hearted, wise for did he not graduate from the academy at Dublany and as strong as a bull. A fellow who can master the wildest horse and who, when he struck a peasant in the face the other day, knocked out six of his teeth with one blow such a fellow is not good enough for you! I swear he is ideal, the highest of all ideals!"

"Yes, your ideal is an incomparable one;

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