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The Little Vanities of Mrs. Whittaker

A Novel

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Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 73,359 / 211 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65.5
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 445
Added to site: 2011.08.23
mnybks.net#: 30640
Origin: gutenberg.org
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shipped Alfred, and under her care, and in the sunshine of her lavish and outspoken admiration of his personal beauty, he grew sleek and prosperous.

If only a son had been born to them, a little son who would have carried on the traditions of both families, who could have been called Brown-Whittaker, and gladdened the hearts of three separate households. But no son came--never a sign of a son. On the contrary, about a year after their marriage a little daughter arrived on the scene, who was welcomed as a precursor of the unborn Brown-Whittaker, and was named Maud. And little Maud Whittaker grew and throve apace, went through the usual early infantile troubles, and, about two years later, the process which is known among domestic people as having her nose put out of joint.

And again it was a girl.

For some reason not explained to the whole world, the second baby was christened Julia, and forthwith became a very important item in the world.

"The next one must be a boy," said

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