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Betty Wayside

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Author: Louis Stone
Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 83,874 / 233 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.4
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 327
Added to site: 2008.07.29 21615

This melodramatic study of a musically talented young woman is set in the suburbs of Sydney, Australia.

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with an unlimited choice of hotels, he picked on the "Swan with Two Necks," because he knew to a minute when the counter lunch was put on. To-day the bill of fare was a hot joint, curry, Fritz sausage, cheese and salad. Feeling in his pocket for sixpence, he ordered a pint of beer, and cut himself a liberal supply from the joint. This he washed down with the pint of English, wiped his moustache with a silk handkerchief, and then, after a couple of turns round the Block, set about the return journey. He dawdled on the way home, resting in the parks or standing at the corners to observe the traffic. Five o'clock saw him in Paddington again with an appetite for dinner.

Here he paused to consider where he would dine that night, for he rarely dined at home. Beginning with the Waysides, he had established a circle of friends where he dropped casually in to dinner according to his fancy. Having eaten his fill, he would excuse himself with an airy, nonchalant grace, and reach home in time for the dancing clas



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