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Louisiana

Louisiana

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General Fiction

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ISBN13: 9798729250257
Publisher: Independently Published
Published: Mar 28 2021
Pages: 78
Weight: 0.33
Height: 0.16 Width: 7.01 Depth: 10.00
Language: English
Olivia Ferrol leaned back in her chair, her hands folded upon her lap. People passed and repassed her as they promenaded the long gallery, as it was called; they passed in couples, in trios; they talked with unnecessary loudness, they laughed at their own and each other's jokes; they flirted, they sentimentalized, they criticised each other, but none of them showed any special interest in Olivia Ferrol, nor did Miss Ferrol, on her part, show much interest in them.She had been at Oakvale Springs for two weeks. She was alone, out of her element, and knew nobody. The fact that she was a New Yorker, and had never before been so far South, was rather against her. On her arrival she had been glanced over and commented upon with candor.She is a Yankee, said the pretty and remarkably youthful-looking mother of an apparently grown-up family from New Orleans. You can see it.And though the remark was not meant to be exactly severe, Olivia felt that it was very severe, indeed, under existing circumstances. She heard it as she was giving her orders for breakfast to her own particular jet-black and highly excitable waiter, and she felt guilty at once and blushed, hastily taking a sip of ice-water to conceal her confusion. When she went upstairs afterward she wrote a very interesting letter to her brother in New York, and tried to make an analysis of her sentiments for his edification.You advised me to come here because it would be novel as well as beneficial, she wrote. And it certainly is novel. I think I feel like a Pariah-a little. I am aware that even the best bred and most intelligent of them, hearing that I have always lived in New York, will privately regret it if they like me and remember it if they dislike me. Good-natured and warm-hearted as they seem among themselves, I am sure it will be I who will have to make the advances-if advances are made-and I must be very amiable, indeed, if I intend that they shall like me.

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