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Jewel Weed

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Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 87,456 / 251 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.9
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 584
Added to site: 2007.12.27 19524

What will happen when the boyant, high-spirited and keen-witted American young man of family awakes and realizes that he is tied for life to a mere piece of beautiful flesh? Will he meet the trial, maintain his high ideals, or lose courage and degenerate? And what will become of the lovely girl, who, though nurtured in a garden, remains a weed?

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ther than to seek further intercourse, but the woman who was handsome and thirty refused to be held at arm's length.

"How-do, Mr. Percival? Glad to see you back. You have the genius of distinction, even in small things. How natural that the Swami should single you out for notice and so announce your home-coming to the world!"

"Is this the world?"

"Our little world," Mrs. Appleton laughed; and as she spoke she peered curiously at Norris with the air of a naturalist who needs as many specimens of young men as possible for her collection. Dick smiled, whether with amusement or with cordiality it would be impossible to say.

"Mrs. Appleton, may I introduce Mr. Norris, who has come here as a new citizen. Apart from other considerations, we are grateful to anybody that swells the census, aren't we?"

"So glad!" she murmured. "Mr. Percival must bring you to my lawn-party next week."

But even while Norris expressed his thanks, Dick's eyes wandered, until, with a cheerful start,



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