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Pretty Madcap Dorothy Or, How She Won a Lover


Pretty Madcap Dorothy Or, How She Won a Lover

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    Laura Jean Libbey (Author)
Excerpt: ...'don't you know that purple wisteria blossoms mean tears?' 'I don't believe in all those old women's superstitions, miss,' declared Katy, stoutly. 'I imagine that it was got up by some muddy-complexioned creature, whose only annoyance was that the pretty blossoms didn't look good on her, and consequently she gave them a bad name to keep others from wearing them. There's plenty of such things being done.' This explanation, or rather explosion of the pet superstition, amused Dorothy vastly. 'Well, I shall not mind the old adage about wisteria blossoms and tears. I'll wear the dress anyhow, Katy, come what may. But do you know what Iris is going to wear? I haven't been able to find out.' 'Nor has any one, ma'am,' muttered Katy. 'She has been making up her ball dress in her own room for the past fortnight, and keeps the door securely fastened: but we shall see very soon now, for it is quite time to dress, and she has to be ready first to receive the guests. I heard Mr. Kendal telling her so, a few moments since, as they passed through the corridor just as I opened the door.' Pg 129 She saw Dorothy turn a shade paler, and her head drooped, but she made no reply. 'Shall I commence now to arrange your toilet?' she asked, anxious to dress her mistress, and then don her own new dress for the gala occasion. 'I don't want to go into the ball-room until all the guests have arrived, and then I want to slip in quietly,' said Dorothy: 'so you need not hurry.' It was a sorry task at best for Katy, dressing her poor, blind mistress for the ball. Ah! it was pitiful to see her sitting so patiently there with her back to the mirror, while the maid, with great tears rolling down her cheeks, fastened the clouds of tulle here and there with the dark blossoms, and twined them in the golden curls that fell about her white neck. Oh, how radiantly fair she looked! And Katy knew that no one gazing in those beautiful violet eyes would ever realize that the lovely girl was...
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  • PDF | 66 pages
  • Laura Jean Libbey (Author)
  • (23 Aug. 2012)
  • English
  • 8
  • Fiction
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