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The House of Mirth
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  • If these two factors seem incompatible to the student of feminine psychology, it must be remembered that Gerty had always been a parasite in the moral order, living on the crumbs of other tables, and content to look through the window at the banquet spread for her friends.

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  • She picked up a parasitic infection while in Africa.
  • parasitic vines that strangle the trees

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