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Chapter 13 - (VERSO)

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her downstairs by the arm and actually flung her at Stephen.

“There, take your wife,” she said, “and I’ll pack up every stitch she owns and send it after her; and I never want to see her or you again as long as I live.”

Then she turned to me and Thomas.

“As for you that have aided and abetted that weak-minded fool in this, take yourselves out of my yard and never darken my door again.”

“Goodness, who wants to, you old spitfire?” said Thomas.

It wasn’t just the same thing for him to say, perhaps, but we are all human, even elders.

The girls didn’t escape. Emmeline


From "The Courting of Prissy Strong."