The Open Window

  • THE OPEN WINDOW

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    Young Lady

    β€œMy aunt will be down presently, Mr. Nuttel,”

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    said a very self-possessed young lady of fifteen;

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    Young Lady

    β€œin the meantime you must try and put up with me.”

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    Framton Nuttel endeavoured to say the correct something which should duly flatter the niece of the moment without unduly discounting the aunt that was to come.

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  • Privately he doubted more than ever whether these formal visits on a succession of total strangers would do much towards helping the nerve cure which he was supposed to be undergoing.

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    Sister

    β€œI know how it will be,”

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    his sister had said when he was preparing to migrate to this rural retreat;

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    Sister

    β€œyou will bury yourself down there and not speak to a living soul, and your nerves will be worse than ever from moping.

  • I shall just give you letters of introduction to all the people I know there.

  • Some of them, as far as I can remember, were quite nice.”

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    Framton wondered whether Mrs. Sappleton, the lady to whom he was presenting one of the letters of introduction, came into the nice division.

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    Young Lady

    β€œDo you know many of the people round here?”

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    asked the niece, when she judged that they had had sufficient silent communion.

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    Framton

    β€œHardly a soul,”

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    said Framton.

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    Framton

    β€œMy sister was staying here, at the rectory, you know, some four years ago, and she gave me letters of introduction to some of the people here.”

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    He made the last statement in a tone of distinct regret.

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    Young Lady

    β€œThen you know practically nothing about my aunt?”

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    pursued the self-possessed young lady.

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