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Chapter 33

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shaken by the stout lady in pink silk.

“My dear, you did splendidly,” (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)she puffed.(end superscript) “I’ve been crying like a baby – actually I have. There, they’re encoring you – they’re bound to have you back!”

“Oh, I can’t go,” said Anne confusedly. “But yet – I must, or Matthew will be disappointed. He said they would encore me.”

“Then don’t disappoint him Matthew” said the pink lady, laughing.

Smiling, blushing, limpid-eyed, Anne tripped back and gave a quaint fun funny little selection that captivated her audience still further. The rest of the evening was quite a little triumph for her.

When the concert was over the stout pink lady (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)—who was the wife of an American millionaire— (end superscript)took her under her wing and introduced her to


a short table of contents from an elocution text book with pieces called

"funny little selection": The table of contents in this book on Advanced Elocution ("designed as a practical treatise for teachers and students in vocal training, articulation, physical culture and gesture" by Mrs. J.W. Shoemaker, 1896), classifies its sample pieces by type. It includes sections for "Narrative and Descriptive," "Tender and Pathetic," "Oratorial and Sublime," and "Mirthful" pieces, among others.