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Love Instigated

The Story of a Carved Ivory Umbrella Handle

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Language: English
Wordcount: 2,870 / 17 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.5
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 255
Added to site: 2006.08.28 14341
Genre: Poetry


And as I sat there in the Twilight Glare of the Slowly-Consuming Embers on the Wide and Deep, Old-Fashioned, Open Fire-place, with Lacquered-Brass Fire-Dogs--beneath the Spell of those Stealthy, Roguish Glances, I, against My Wish and Will, was led to Think of The dark, strange and weirdly grotesque things of which My Friend had Told me.

And finally, as under the Strange Fascination of the Vitreous Dexter and Sinister Eyes of The Carved-Ivory Odalisque, which Held me Spell-Bound, I Learned from the Thin, Curled Lips of the said Carved-Ivory Odalisque its Own Story.

It was not Created by Love.

Nor was it



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