Excerpt from Marna's Mutiny
In the first mildness of the Eastern spring all the windows were open, and eager moths of many shapes came and ﬂuttered round Marna's lamp as she wrote to her only ally, a young married woman who lived a little farther up the hill. This was what Mama wrote: dearest mrs. Hayes, Please call for me on the way to the Carters' dance. I have nobody to go with, as usual. Of course Papa wanted her to chaperon me, and of course I said N 0. He said 'very well, then you may stay at home, ' and he went off to dine with the sweet lady. I will not stay at home, tonight or at any time, any more! I will be ready in my jin-rik-sha, and will join you the mo ment you pass. Your afﬂicted.
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