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Capricious Caroline

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Author: Effie Adelaide Rowlands (E. Maria Albanesi)
Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 90,945 / 259 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 886
Added to site: 2010.10.30 29400

of village, in which the lights of the one shop--a post office and general stores combined--shone hospitably.

The keeper of the stores, a portly, good-natured man, could suggest no better help for the motor than to borrow a couple of horses from the nearest farm and tow the car away from the road. He amiably consented to lend his trap to drive Mrs. Lancing to the nearest station, distant about three miles, and when this was arranged, Mrs. Lancing remained at the stores, where a cup of tea was forthcoming, whilst Haverford went back into the mist to set matters right with his chauffeur.

Divested of his heavy coat, the man had crawled under the body of the car, from whence he emerged very red in the face and very greasy.

"Found it all right, sir," he said. "One of the nuts has sheered in the differential shaft." He declared his ability, however, to set the whole thing right in the course of the next few hours. Agreeing with Mr. Haverford that it would be a good thing to get the car off the

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
Ann Hotchkiss

Enjoyable read. Well written. Escape to another time and place.



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