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The Combined Maze

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Author: May Sinclair
Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 102,106 / 294 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.1
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 655
Added to site: 2009.04.01 23823

This strong novel by a new writer shows the tempering of a fine character through the alternating influences of selfish luxury and self-sacrifice. To the girl who learns that she is adopted comes a battle with life; but real love, instead of perfunctory courtship, strengthens her.

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the splendor and beauty of a pageant.

They came on, single file and double file and four abreast, the long line doubling and turning upon itself; all alike in the straight drop of the arms to the hips, the rise and fall of their black-stockinged legs, the arching and pointing of the feet; all deliciously alike in their air of indestructible propriety. Here you caught one leashing an iniquitous little smile in the corners of her eyes under her lashes; or one, aware of her proud beauty, and bearing herself because of it, with the extreme of indestructible propriety.

There were no words to express young Ransome's indifference to proud beauty.

If he found something tender and absurd in the movements of all those long black stockings, it was for the sake and on account of the long black stockings worn by little Winny Dymond.

Winny Dymond was not proud, neither was she what he supposed you would call beautiful. She was not one of those conspicuous by their flaming and elaborate hair.



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