Majorie Daw

Majorie Daw

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Majorie Daw by Thomas Bailey Aldrich

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Majorie Daw

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An epistolary novel.

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the quietest of lives.

I wish I were a novelist. This old house, with its sanded floors and high wainscots, and its narrow windows looking out upon a cluster of pines that turn themselves into aeolian harps every time the wind blows, would be the place in which to write a summer romance. It should be a story with the odors of the forest and the breath of the sea in it. It should be a novel like one of that Russian fellow's--what's his name?--Tourguenieff, Turguenef, Turgenif, Toorguniff, Turgenjew--nobody knows how to spell him. Yet I wonder if even a Liza or an Alexandra Paulovna could stir the heart of a man who has constant twinges in his leg. I wonder if one of our own Yankee girls of the best type, haughty and spirituelle, would be of any comfort to you in your present deplorable condition. If I thought so, I would hasten down to the Surf House and catch one for you; or, better still, I would find you one over the way.

Picture to yourself a large white house just across the road, nearly opp

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Good short story, written in the form of letters and telegraphs. A doctor writes to a patient's friend, asking him to cheer up the patient while his broken leg is mending. The friend sends the patient detailed letters describing his vacation that turn out to be a bit too entertaining.