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THE CASTING AWAY OF MRS. LECKS AND MRS. ALESHINE & THE DUSANTES (edition 1933)
by Frank R. Stockton, George Richards (Illustrator)
The Casting Away of Mrs. Lecks and Mrs. Aleshine by Frank R. Stockton
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0781289254, Hardcover)CiVSTJNG AWAY OF have been taken for farmers wives who, for some unusual reason, had determined to make a voyage across the Pacific; but, on closer observation, one would have been more apt to suppose that they belonged to the families of prosperous tradesmen in some little country town, where, besides the art of rural housewifery, there would be opportunities of becoming acquainted in some degree with the ways and manners of the outside world. They were not of that order of persons who geiierally take first-class passages on steamships, but the stateroom occupied by Mrs. Leeks and Mrs. A leshine was one of the best in the vessel; and although they kept very much to themselves, and showed no desire for the company or notice of the other passengers, they evidently considered themselves quite as good as any one else, and with as much right to voyage to any part of the world in any manner or style which pleased them. Mrs. Leeks was a rather tall woman, large-boned and muscular, and her well-browned countenance gave indications of that conviction of superiority which gradually grows up in the minds of those who for a long time have had absolute control of the destinies of a state, or the multifarious affairs of a country household. Mrs. A leshine was somewhat younger than her friend, somewhat shorter, and a great deal fatter. She had the same air of reliance upon her individual worth that characterized Mrs.
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