Henry James

Daisy Miller

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rustled her skirts in the corkscrew staircases, flirted back with a pretty little cry and a shudder from the edge of the oubliettes, and turned a singularly well-shaped ear to everything that Winterbourne told her about the place.
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She looked at him a moment and then burst into a little laugh. "I like to make you say those things!
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He had been a little afraid that she would talk loud, laugh overmuch, and even, perhaps, desire to move about the boat a good deal. But he quite forgot his fears; he sat smiling, with his eyes upon her face, while, without moving from her place, she delivered herself of a great number of original reflections
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pretty companion's distinguished air
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aisy Miller was extremely animated, she was in charming spirits; but she was apparently not at all excited; she was not fluttered; she avoided neither his eyes nor those of anyone else; she blushed neither when she looked at him nor when she felt that people were looking at her.
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even allowing for her habitual sense of freedom,
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as he looked at her dress and, on the great staircase, her little rapid, confiding step, he felt as if there were something romantic going forward
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pretty figure, dressed in the perfection of a soberly elegant traveling costume.
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I hope you are disappointed, or disgusted, or something!"
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"Oh, I hoped you would make a fuss!" said Daisy. "I don't care to go now."
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"That's all I want—a little fuss!"
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this pretty girl were not so familiar with her courier;
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she was swinging her great fan about. No; it's impossible to be prettier than that,
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Her face wore a charming smile, her pretty eyes were gleaming
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fresh and beautiful young girl
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the young lady, who was still strolling along in front of them, softly vocalizing.
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but he said to himself that she was a simple, easily managed person, and that a few deferential protestations would take the edge from her displeasure
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Her mother was a small, spare, light person, with a wandering eye, a very exiguous nose, and a large forehead, decorated with a certain amount of thin, much frizzled hair. Like her daughter, Mrs. Miller was dressed with extreme elegance; she had enormous diamonds in her ears. So far as Winterbourne could observe, she gave him no greeting—she certainly was not looking at him. Daisy was near her, pulling her shawl straight.
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ith her commonness, she had a singularly delicate grace.
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But mother doesn't like any of my gentlemen friends. She's right down timid. She always makes a fuss if I introduce a gentleman. But I DO introduce them—almost always. If I didn't introduce my gentlemen friends to Mother," the young girl added in her little soft, flat monotone, "I shouldn't think I was natural."
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