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The Chaperon

By James, Henry

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Title: The Chaperon  
Author: James, Henry
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Literature, Literature & drama
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Excerpt: Chapter 1. An old lady, in a high drawing-room, had had her chair moved close to the fire, where she sat knitting and warming her knees. She was dressed in deep mourning; her face had a faded nobleness, tempered, however, by the somewhat illiberal compression assumed by her lips in obedience to something that was passing in her mind. She was far from the lamp, but though her eyes were fixed upon her active needles she was not looking at them. What she really saw was quite another train of affairs.

 
 



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