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Arabella

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Author: Anna T. Sadlier
Published: 1907
Language: English
Wordcount: 32,753 / 95 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.6
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,152
Added to site: 2006.12.17
mnybks.net#: 15580
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CHAPTER III.

MRS. CHRISTIAN'S SISTER.

Upon the threshold stood the tiniest, the whitest, the quaintest-looking woman imaginable. Her hair was snow-white, and fastened in a knot at the top of her head, whence descended, on either side, a bunch of curls. Her face was of a deadly paleness, enlivened by the gleam of a pair of bright brown eyes. Her costume was for the moment all of a white, since a large linen apron, long-sleeved and high-necked, enveloped her completely. Somehow, the apron and the curls presented an incongruous appearance. Arabella thought at once of a doll she had seen at a bazaar, springing on wires.

But the glance of the brown eyes was quick, vivacious, above all kindly; and Arabella was reassured even before she heard the cordial welcome uttered in a small, chirping voice, which seemed to proceed as from an automaton. She flew at her tall sister, who stood stiff, straight and embarrassed,being quite unaccustomed to demonstrations of any sort. Yet there was a gr

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