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Braley, Berton (ed.) / The Wisconsin literary magazine
Vol. II, No. 5 (February 1905)

Mason, Ora L.
A little misunderstanding,   pp. 191-192


Page 192


THE WIscoNsIN LITERARY MAGAZINE.
her finger, "that is rather an impertinent question, Teddy,
but for 'auld acquaintance' sake, I don't mind telling you
that a-a very-dear friend gave it to me, to day."
  "Dear friend," I growled, jumping up, "I suppose the
dear friend is that beastly Sophomore who's been making
himself so numerous lately!"
  "lt is unfair of you to speak of him in that way," she said,
holding up the ring so that it caught a sunbeam that stole
through the elm branches.
  "It is unfair of you," I exclaimed, "you've always given
me to believe-" and I hesitated from sheer excitement and
bewilderment.
  Betty leaned over and picked up the book," I don't see
why you need to get so flustrated, Teddy, just because Caryll
gave me her ring to keep while she's down bathing. Let's
read a chapter of 'Patty,' its an excellent sedative for ruffed
nerves.)"
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