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Chapter 9 - (VERSO)

28+29                 31

girl, and had not been of enough account to keep her.

“Oh, Blossom, Blossom!” he said. And when he spoke her name it sounded as if he spoke the name of one dead.

But aAfter a little the worst sting passed away. He refused to believe long that Blossom would be ashamed of him; he knew she would not. Three years could not so alter her loyal nature—no, nor ten times three years. But she would be changed—she would have grown away from him in those three busy, brilliant years. His companionship could no longer satisfy her. How simple and childish he


"28+29": Multiple verso pages throughout the manuscript include plus signs (+) like this one, rather than continuous "mystery" numbers.


From "Old Man Shaw's Girl."