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CHAPTER XIX,

CALUMNIATED. ANE DASHWOOD had said rightly likes, and could form incisive and

frequently correct opinions as to would furnish a good subject for nearly every person she was thrown moral dissection; but she was with: a far wider experience than wrong in believing it one that any that she, happily, possessed Esther's simple mind could ever would have been required to study have conducted.

closely, a character so complex and Esther, like all untutored people, so artificial as Mrs. Strangways. had strong instinctive likes and dis- 'Eager and athirst for attention;

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RIVAL CHARMS.

Boo “The Ordeal for Wives," Chapter XXII.

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