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Three Lives

Stories of The Good Anna, Melanctha and The Gentle Lena

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Author: Gertrude Stein
Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 87,171 / 232 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.9
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 9,467
Added to site: 2005.03.19 10054
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Stein's first published work, consisting of three three stories set in the fictional town of Bridgepoint: "The Good Anna," "Melanctha," and "The Gentle Lena."

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early in the street this morning, what was you doing there?"

"Nothing, Miss Annie, I just went out to see, that's all and that's the same banana, 'deed it is Miss Annie."

"Sallie, how can you say so and after all I do for you, and Miss Mathilda is so good to you. I never brought home no bananas yesterday with specks on it like that. I know better, it was that boy was here last night and ate it while I was away, and you was out to get another this morning. I don't want no lying Sallie."

Sallie was stout in her defence but then she gave it up and she said it was the boy who snatched it as he ran away at the sound of Anna's key opening the outside door. "But I will never let him in again, Miss Annie, 'deed I won't," said Sallie.

And now it was all peaceful for some weeks and then Sallie with fatuous simplicity began on certain evenings to resume her bright red waist, her bits of jewels and her crinkly hair.

One pleasant evening in the early spring, Miss Mathilda was standing o



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