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A Passing Fancy (1899)
by Mrs Lovett Cameron
Binding: Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
Weight: 1.09 pound
Dimension: H: 0.75 x L: 9 x W: 0.5 inches
ISBN 10: 1437462472
ISBN 13: 9781437462470
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III A GIRL FROM AUSTRALIA ' I Hope you are not going to make a fool of yourself this time, Delia?' remarked Mrs Johnson, gloomily, out of the depths of a low basket chair in the far corner of the room. ' Instead of calling me a fool, you ought rather to congratulate me on my cleverness, Cousin Anna. Have I not landed the one and only eligible marriageable man on your visiting list?' Delia Goddard was kneeling before an enormous trunk, into which she was engaged in indiscriminately stuffing her entire wardrobe. The floor was strewn with her possessions boots, gloves, ball dresses, hats, underlinen lay scattered about her all over the carpet; her methods of packing were crudely simple. She merely caught at the object nearest to hand, and rammed it down vehemently into the cavity before her. Nothing was folded, and no care was taken to prevent crushing and spoilingthe different articles. Probably, when the box was full, Miss Goddard would get into it herself and stamp upon its contents. Her system of packing is mentioned, because it formed a kind of commentary upon her character. ' You ' landed,' as you call it, that unfortunate young Salway a short time ago, if you remember,' remarked Mrs Johnson, drily. ' Poor Salway! I did get so sick of him!' murmured Delia stuffing a pair of thick walking boots violently into the folds of a white satin ball dress. ' Who is going to say that you won't get sick of Mr Doyne?' ' Who, indeed !' echoed Delia, with candid impersonality. ' How many times, I should like to know, have you been engaged to be married ?' inquired Mrs Johnson, severely, after a short pause. Delia laughed, and sat back upon her heels. She was a very pretty girl, certainly. Her blue eyes, her pink and white skin, her soft fluffy yellow hai...

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