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|Date:||Thu, 21 Sep 2006 11:07:05 +0100|
She drew adeep breath of the pine-laden air.
As far as the Denmeades were concerned,her welfare work had been successful beyond her dreams.
Lucy changed the white dress and slippers for her riding clothes. What surprises me is that Edd has not made any fuss yet overBud Spralls attentions to you. Soon the largehall-like place hummed with voices.
Miss Lucy, I swear Id never asked you again if youd said that forgood. Shore I heard you the first time, he retorted. After awakening to thesituation, first through her conversation with Mr. Of course I dont see how you can avoidthese dances. And that SamJohnson I was nice to him, deliberately.
What surprises me is that Edd has not made any fuss yet overBud Spralls attentions to you.
Dont ask me to go to another dance, laughed Lucy. Our old fiddlers late, said her escort, an I reckon the gang israrin to dance. The day had been pleasantly warm and was now growing cool. Manifestly he and Edd werefriends, which fact made the clash devoid of rancour. Wal, shore were no great shucks at it, but we have fun.
Edd, an honest girl could not marry a man she didnt love, repliedLucy.
But I was riled an turrible set ontakin you.
Wal, you said youd another dance with Bud. I am not joking, he continued more earnestly.
She barely managed to hang on until theyreached home. Only Lucys tact saved him from utterly neglecting Sadie; and asit was he made a fool of himself.
That dance you dragged me to curedme of my vanity.
Thatwould be a humiliation she must not suffer.
Edd was there beside her, quick tolend a hand. Asense of gladness filled her at the thought that she could stay hereindefinitely.
Lucy closed the door and hurriedly set about the business of dressing.
Sam Johnsonclaimed her for the next dance. Shore I never wanted any girl to go with me like I do you, he said.
Handsome, yes; Buds good-looking enough and he can dance. But Sadie Purdue was pretty shore shedid. Youd better stay an let metake care of you. Ive had enough dancin an gettin even ancrawlin of these here corn-huskers to last for ever.
I understand, replied Lucy, impressed by his sincerity. As he took hold of her it was not possible to keep from stiffeningsomewhat and to hold back.
He hadcertainly disappointed her in that regard.
Anyway,Ill let you off, just because you wasnt tricky.
I can hardly be blamed fordancing with Bud Sprall when I did not know who he was. Lucy had the grace to blush her pleasure.
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