Aunt Mary reached forth her hand for the telegram and after a second reading shook her head in a way that, if her companion had been a globe-trotter, would have brought matadores and Seville to the front in her mind in that instant.
"I declare," she said, "seems like I had enough on my mind without a cook, too. What's to be done now? I only know one thing! I ain't goin' to pay no thousand dollars this week for no arm that wasn't worth but three hundred last week. Stands to reason that there ain't no reason in that. I guess you'd better bring me my desk, Lucinda; [mehr][weniger]
All the stories brim over with quaint humor, caustic sarcasm, and concealed contempt for male and matrimonial chains.--Philadelphia Ledger.
Anne Warner (1869-1913) was the author of Susan Clegg and her Friend Mrs. Lathrop (1904), Susan Clegg and her Neighbors' Affairs (1906), Seeing France with Uncle John (1906), Susan Clegg and a Man in the House (1907) The Rejuvenation of Aunt Mary (1910) and Susan Clegg and her Love Affairs (1916). "Susan Clegg and Mrs. Lathrop were next-door neighbors and bosom friends. Their personalities were extremely congenial, and the theoretical relation which the younger woman bore to the elder was a further bond between them. Owing to the death of her mother some twenty years before, Susan had fallen into the position of a helpless and timid young girl whose only key to the problems of life in general had been the advice of her older and wiser neighbor." [mehr][weniger]
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