Serena, and she had show▓ed that she returned the feel●ing, for in sending to Paris f▓or their seaso{319}n’s toilets she● had sent for six beautifully fine pocket-●handkerchiefs for me, with my


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mono●gram most elaborately embroidere▓d on them, the fine

st, most beautiful han▓dkerchiefs I have had in my lon▓g life, I have one still just as a memento of h●er affection; beauty, spoiled● and adored by men as she was, she had to di▓vert some of the

to the sk


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  • irt.I thought the effect●
  • was regal.The other
  • was a very heavy pu
  • rple s▓atin brocaded
  • so as to make the ef
  • fec●t of a purple sat
in covered


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cotton money sent to Paris▓ from her own finery to give me this● delight. T

hey were not at school this▓ year, and I found it much harder to maint▓ain my authority and dignity with● them.Serena was terribly strong, and▓ one day when she wanted to do somethin

with b●l


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  • ack lace.This was harder
  • to was▓h and cleanse tha
  • n the black, but I work●e
  • d at it in the holidays,
  • and ended by su▓cceeding
  • in making it too a thing of


g ▓to which I would not consent, s▓he came into my room, to make a last appeal ▓to me; I was only half dressed, and she picke▓d me up and threw me up in t●he air, and as she caught me, said: “No▓w will you let me” I panted out: “Now▓ less than

ever.” She threw me up▓ once more and left the room.There● was a tale of her wishing to● get her father’s consent to some▓ plan, and holding him over the● banister of the second-story piazza, saying ▓she would drop him unless he yielded to her wil▓l; of course she did not get her w▓ish.She was a grand woman, and n▓o wonder she counted her victims by score●s.{320} I wish I had time▓ to tell of my man

and felt


y friends; they were al●l such nice men, who had fought● through the war, and now were not ashamed to t●ake any kind of honest work ●to enable them to help their mothers and siste●rs.There were literally butchers and bakers,● and candlestick-makers, bu

John - that I was provide

t all thorough, true● gentlemen, and most of them be●autiful dancers.The only public balls we had▓ that year were the three balls▓ given by the Cotillion Club.They were in● the South Carolina Hall, wit

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