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The House of Mirth
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  • Having passionately celebrated her reunion with her offspring, and excused herself in cryptic language for the lateness of her return, Nettie restored the baby to the crib and shyly invited Miss Bart to the rocking-chair near the stove.

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  • I didn’t understand her cryptic reply.
  • She left me a cryptic note. I’m trying to figure out what she meant by it.

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