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By Willa Cather

A portrait of a girl who displays the conventions of her age at the same time she defies them and whose adjustments embrace the decline and coarsening of the yank frontier.

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She said, with such frozen abhorrence in her voice that he stopped short. "Mr. " "Madam," replied Molyneux, bowing deeply, as much to Beaucaire as to herself, "I am honored by the presence of both of you. " she exclaimed, contemptuously. 35 Monsieur Beaucaire by Booth Tarkington "This gentleman has exalted me with his confidence, madam," he replied. "Will you add your ruin to the scandal of this fellow's presence here? How he obtained entrance—" "Pardon, mademoiselle," interrupted Beaucaire. "Did I not say I should come?

My warmest felicitations," said the Marquis. " said Beaucaire, touching him fondly on the shoulder. "I know. Your courier came safely. And so I am forgiven! " He turned to the lady. She had begun to tremble exceedingly. "Faires' of all the English fair," he said, as the gentlemen bowed low to her deep courtesy, "I beg the honor to presen' to Lady Mary Carlisle, M. le Comte de Beaujolais. M. de Mirepoix has already the honor. Lady Mary has been very kind to me, my frien's; you mus' help me make my acknowledgment.

Let him slip out by some retired way, and you may give me your arm and we will enter the next room as if nothing had happened. Come, sir—" "Mademoiselle—" "Mr. Molyneux, I desire to hear nothing from your companion. Had I not seen you at cards with him I should have supposed him in attendance as your lackey. " "Mademoiselle, I could not tell you, on that night—" "You may inform your high-born friend, Mr. " "Ah, it is gentle to taunt one with his birth, mademoiselle? Ah, no! " "You may inform your friend, Mr.

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