The Jamesons

The Jamesons

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The Jamesons by Mary E. Wilkins

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1899

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The Jamesons

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Miss Wilkins here brings among her New England villagers Mrs. Boardman Jameson, the Reformer. This worthy lady sets out to improve and "widen the spheres" of the inhabitants of Linnville, introducing them to Browning, Ibsen and Maeterlinck, to Aesthetics and Rational Attire.

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d up at me, as I entered, with a most peculiar expression of mingled innocence and shyness which was almost terror. I could not see why the boy should possibly be afraid of me, but I learned afterward that it was either his natural attitude or natural expression. He was either afraid of every mortal thing or else appeared to be. The singular elevated arch of his eyebrows over his wide-open blue eyes, and his mouth, which was always parted a little, no doubt served to give this impression. He was a pretty boy, with a fair pink-and-white complexion, and long hair curled like a girl's, which looked odd to me, for he was quite large.

Mrs. Jameson beckoned me up to the bed with one languid finger, as if she could not possibly do more. I began to think that perhaps she had some trouble with her heart like myself, and the fire had overcome her, and I felt very sympathetic.

"I am sorry you have had such an unpleasant experience," I began, but she cut me short.

"My good woman," said she in little

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The Jamesons board in a small quiet town.
Mrs. Jameson is a progressive thinking woman and stirs up the ladies of the town.
The town is set in it's ways, but makes some allowance for such a dynamic individual.
Some allowances are made, but a whole town is hard to change.

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