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1  Very little was actually known about her.
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2  Batty, she recalled, only talked about Royalty.
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3  Bart would crack another joke about Saints, if she gave him the chance.
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4  Then she asked about Billy, Mrs. Sands's nephew, apprenticed to the butcher.
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5  Indeed he was grateful to her, watching her as she strolled about the room, for continuing.
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6  But Mrs. Sands wished they wouldn't come into her kitchen telling stories with the girls about.
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7  Then one of the troopers removed part of her clothing, and she screamed and hit him about the face.
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8  And she had had two jokes cracked at her already; one about an umbrella; another about superstition.
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9  The leaning graceful trees with black bracelets circling the silver bark were distant about a ship's length.
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10  Amy was saying something about a feller when Mabel, with her hand on the pram, turned sharply, her sweet swallowed.
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11  It was a summer's night and they were talking, in the big room with the windows open to the garden, about the cesspool.
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12  Every summer, for seven summers now, Isa had heard the same words; about the hammer and the nails; the pageant and the weather.
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13  Isolated on a green island, hedged about with snowdrops, laid with a counterpane of puckered silk, the innocent island floated under her window.
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14  A man--I forget his name--a man connected with some Institute, a man who goes about giving advice, gratis, to descendants like ourselves, degenerate descendants, said.
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15  Still he did remember--and he was about to tell them what, when there was a sound outside, and Isa, his son's wife, came in with her hair in pigtails; she was wearing a dressing-gown with faded peacocks on it.
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16  It took her five seconds in actual time, in mind time ever so much longer, to separate Grace herself, with blue china on a tray, from the leather-covered grunting monster who was about, as the door opened, to demolish a whole tree in the green steaming undergrowth of the primeval forest.
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17  This morning that sweetness was: "How cook had told 'im off about the asparagus; how when she rang I said: how it was a sweet costume with blouse to match;" and that was leading to something about a feller as they walked up and down the terrace rolling sweets, trundling the perambulator.'
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