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Fairy Fingers

A Novel

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Published: 1865
Language: English
Wordcount: 184,282 / 550 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 68.4
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 818
Added to site: 2008.02.22
mnybks.net#: 20138
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nce. At a single glance it was impossible not to be struck with the resemblance which these classic features bore to those of the countess. But the sportive dimples, pressed as though by a caressing touch, upon the cheeks and chin of the young girl, destroyed, even more than the totally opposite coloring, the likeness in the two countenances. The hair of the countess had been remarkable for its shining blackness, while the yellow acacia was not more brightly golden than the silken tresses of Bertha,--tresses that ran in ripples, and lost themselves in a sunny stream of natural curls, which seemed audaciously bent on breaking their bounds, and looked as though they were always in a frolic. In vain they were smoothed back by the skilful fingers of an expert femme de chambre, and confined in an elaborate knot at the back of Bertha's small head; the rebellious locks would wave and break into fine rings upon the white brow, and lovingly steal in stray ringlets adown the alabaster throat, ignoring

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2008.02.24
Maddie
*****

A great read,I really enjoyed it.


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