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Chapter 25 - (VERSO)

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Mr. Allan called out my name. I really cannot tell how I ever got up on that platform. I felt as if a million eyes were looking at me and for one dreadful moment I was sure I couldn’t begin at all. Then I thought of my lovely puffed sleeves and took courage. H15 So I started in, and my voice seemed to be coming from ever so far away. I just felt like a parrot. It’s providential that I practiced those recitations so often up in the garret, or I’d never have been able to get through. Did I groan all right?”

“Yes. Indeed, you groaned lovely,” assured Diana.

“I saw Mrs Old Mrs. Sloane wiping away tears when I sat down. It was splendid to think I had touched


LMM Notes

LMM Note H15
I knew that I must live up to those sleeves, Diana.