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Fiddles

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Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 6,253 / 24 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.6
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 617
Added to site: 2007.12.04
mnybks.net#: 19252
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Short Story
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country, and who was so entranced at the beauty of your grounds and the regal splendor of your gate and château that rather than disappoint him--'

"'You are both doubly welcome, gentlemen,' 'This way, please,' replied the old lady with a dip of her aristocratic head; and before I knew it we were seated in an oak-panelled dining-room with two servants in livery tumbling over each other in their efforts to find the particular wine best suited to our palates.

"Fiddles sipped his Rudesheimer with the air of a connoisseur, blinking at the ceiling now and then after the manner of expert wine tasters, and complimenting the old lady meanwhile on the quality of the vintage. I confined myself to a glass of sherry and a biscuit, while Fiddles, rising from his seat, later on, stood enraptured before this portrait and that, commenting on their coloring, ending by drawing an ancient book from the library and going into ecstasies over the binding and type.

"On our way home to the inn from the cha

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