The Secret of the League

The Secret of the League : The Story of a Social War

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"I suppose I am old-fashioned"-there was a murmur of polite dissent from all the ladies present, except the one addressed-"Oh, I take it as a compliment nowadays, I assure you; but when I was a girl a young lady would have no more thought of flying than of"-she paused almost on a note of pained surprise at finding the familiar comparison of a lifetime cut off-"well, of standing on her head." "No," replied the young lady in point, with the unfeeling candour that marked the youthful spirit of the age, "because it wasn't invented. But you went bicycling, and your mothers were very shocked at first." "I hardly think that you can say that, Miss Lisle," remarked another of the matrons, "because I can remember that more than twenty years ago one used to see quite elderly ladies bicycling." "After the others had lived all the ridicule down," retorted Miss Lisle scornfully. "Oh yes; I quite expect that in a few more years you will see quite elderly ladies flying." The little party of matrons seated on the Hastings promenade regarded each other surreptitiously, and one or two smiled slightly, while one or two shuddered slightly.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 200g
  • English
  • 150242858X
  • 9781502428585
  • 1,161,405

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