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Fairfax and His Pride

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Author: Marie Van Vorst
Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 111,131 / 318 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.6
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 789
Added to site: 2010.06.16
mnybks.net#: 28165
Origin: gutenberg.org

A Southerner comes to New York with some cash, a great deal of pride, and a marvelous talent for sculpture. Discover whether Fairfax will at last meet success and marry the beautiful Bellas.

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between him and her mother. She nodded at her cousin.

"Why, the Buckingham is six dollars a day," she said. "I asked the barber when he cut Gardiner's hair."

Fairfax smiled. "I reckon that is a little steep, Bella."

"It's too far away, anyhow, Cousin Antony, it's a mile; twenty blocks is a New York mile. There are the Whitcombs." And the child turned to the less capable woman.

Her mother exclaimed: "Why, of course, of course, there are the Whitcombs! My dear Antony," said his aunt, "if you could only stay with them you would be doing a real charity. They are dear little old maids and self-supporting women. They sell their work in my women's exchange. They have a nice little house."

Bella interrupted. "A dear little red-brick house, Cousin Antony, two stories, on the next block."

She tucked her book under her arm as though it were a little trunk she was tucking away to get ready to journey with him.

"The Whitcombs would be perfectly enchanted, Antony," urged his

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