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Edith Wharton

The Buccaneers

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  • Fabiola Lopezhas quoted11 days ago
    dominant beauty, was her first impression; no proud angelic heads, ready for coronets or halos, such as she was used to in England; unless indeed the tall fair girl with such heaps of wheat-coloured hair and such gentian-blue eyes — or the very dark one, who was too pale for her black hair, but had the small imperious nose of a Roman empress... yes, those two were undoubtedly beautiful, yet they were not beauties. They seemed rather to have reached the last height of prettiness, and to be perched on that sunny lower slope, below the cold divinities. And with the other three, taken one by one, fault might have been found on various counts; for the one in the striped pink and white organdy, though she looked cleverer than the others, had a sharp nose, and her laugh showed too many teeth; and the one in white, with a big orange-coloured sash the colour of the poodle’s bow (no doubt she was his mistress) was sallow and red- haired, and you had to look into her pale starry eyes to forget that she was too tall, and stooped a little. And as for the fifth, who seemed so much younger — hardly more than a child — her small face was such a flurry of frowns and dimples that Miss Testvalley did not know how to
  • Fabiola Lopezhas quoted11 days ago
    first thought was that she had never seen five prettier girls in a row; her second (tinged with joy) that Mrs. Russell Parmore would have been scandalized by such an exhibition, on the Saratoga railway platform, in full view of departing travellers, gazing employes, and delighted station loafers; her third that, whichever of the beauties was to fall to her lot, life in such company would be infinitely more amusing than with the Par- mores. And still smiling she continued to examine the mirthful mocking faces.
  • iamawriter7has quoted2 months ago
    once you’ve got the soot and the fog in your veins you simply can’t live without them

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