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Chapter 2 - (VERSO)

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She thought how absurd she must look in the eyes of her world.

As a matter of fact, she did not look in the least absurd. Some women might have; but the Old Lady’s stately distinction of carriage and figure were was so subtly commanding that it did away with the consideration of garmenting altogether.

The Old Lady did (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)not(end superscript)(begin superscript) not(end superscript) know this. But she did know that Mrs. Kimball, the storekeeper’s wife, presently rustled into the next pew in the very latest fashion of fabric and mode; she and Mrs. Kimball were the same age, and there had been a time when the latter had been content to imitate Margaret



From "Old Lady Lloyd."