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Stories by American Authors, Volume 3

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1884
Language: English
Wordcount: 49,128 / 143 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67.4
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,253
Added to site: 2010.01.27 26474

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ll the time she felt she was undergoing a severe criticism from Mademoiselle ----'s friends, who were comparing the new-comer's voice with that of their own ally.

But her thoughts were not sad. There was in her a gayety and strength of spirit that bore her up. The brilliant scene gave her an excitement that helped her to bear the thought of her everyday trials. It had been hard to work all day, preparing for the evening--hard for the mind and body--and she had lately lived on poor fare, and wanted the exercise upon which her physical constitution should support itself. At once these troubles were forgotten. Now was to come the duet with the prima donna.

No timidity restrained her now. She felt, at the moment, that her own voice was of worth only as it harmonized with the leading one. She forgot herself when she thought of that wonderful voice, when once she found her own mingled in its wonderful tones. Now she was supported by it through the whole piece; her own was subdued by it, and at last sh



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