- And there were admiring eyes always awaiting her now; she was no longer an unheeded person, liable to be chid, from whom attention was continually claimed, and on whom no one felt bound to confer any.6.6 -- Book 6 Chapter 6 -- Illustrating the Laws of Attraction (18% in)
- At Lucy's first evening party, young Torry fatigued his facial muscles more than usual in order that "the dark-eyed girl there in the corner" might see him in all the additional style conferred by his eyeglass; and several young ladies went home intending to have short sleeves with black lace, and to plait their hair in a broad coronet at the back of their head,—"That cousin of Miss Deane's looked so very well."6.6 -- Book 6 Chapter 6 -- Illustrating the Laws of Attraction (3% in)
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