Other Things Being Equal

Author: Emma Wolf
Published: 1892
Language: English
Wordcount: 65,670 / 195 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.4
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 292
mnybks.net#: 7591
Origin: gutenberg.org
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net."

"Yes; his expression is reminiscent of a boy's definition of a vacuum,--a large space with nothing in it. Who is he?"

"And I thought you not unknown! He is the husband of a brilliant woman, Mrs. Ames, who has written a novel."

"Clever?"

"Decidedly so; it stands the test of being intoxicating and leaving a bad taste in the mouth,--like dry champagne."

"Which is not made for women."

"You mean school-girls. There she is,--that wisp of a creature listening so eagerly to that elegant youth of the terrier breed. No wonder he interests her; he is as full of information in piquant personal history as a family lawyer, and his knowledge is as much public property as a social city directory."

"You have studied him to advantage. Are you sure you have not stolen a leaf from him?"

"Dr. Kemp!" she exclaimed in pouting reproach, "do I appear as promiscuous as that? You may call me a 'blue book,' but spare my snobbery the opprobrious epithet of 'directory.' There g

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