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Chapter one opens with Mildred Orme, a scholarly twenty-year-old woman, who is staying at a country farm. One day, one of the farm workers retrieves one of Mildred's papers that has fallen on the ground and brings it to her. Although Mildred typically ignores the men, this one draws her attention. Mildred asks her hostess to invite him to take Mildred to church. The man declines. The next time Mildred sees him, he looks directly at her with a bold look in his eyes, surprising Mildred with his directness.

In chapter two, the next day, Mildred sees the man fishing. She asks him to let her try fishing, too, and he agrees. When Mildred senses a fish on the line, she gets excited. The man goes to help her with the fishing pole, and suddenly the two embrace and kiss. The man then...

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