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Which Was Most The Lady? Which Was Most The Lady?

Which Was Most The Lady?
"DID you ever see such a queer looking figure?" exclaimed a young lady, speaking loud enough to be heard by the object of her remark. She was riding slowly along in an open carriage, a short distance from the city, accompanied by a relative. The young man, her companion, looked across the, road at a woman, whose attire was certainly not in any way very near approach to the fashion of the day. She had on a faded calico dress, short in the waist; stout leather shoes; the remains of what had once been a red merino long shawl, and a... Short Stories - Post by : kerwin - Date : January 2010 - Author : T. S. Arthur - Read : 1887

Other People's Eyes Other People's Eyes

Other People's Eyes
"OUR parlor carpet is beginning to look real shabby," said Mrs. Cartwright. "I declare! if I don't feel right down ashamed of it, every time a visitor, who is anybody, calls in to see me.""A new one will cost--"The husband of Mrs. Cartwright, a good-natured, compliant man, who was never better pleased than when he could please his wife, paused to let her finish the sentence, which she did promptly, by saying,--"Only forty dollars. I've counted it all up. It will take thirty-six yards. I saw a beautiful piece at Martin's--just the thing--at one dollar a yard. Binding, and other little... Short Stories - Post by : Richieb - Date : January 2010 - Author : T. S. Arthur - Read : 2792