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"She was learning that if she pretended to be weak and frightened, and dabbed at her eyes with a lacy handkerchief, she could turn aside all manner of pressing questions"(Chapter 2, The Web. p. 14).

"She felt somehow that the pretence of helplessness, which worked so well with other men, would not take him in for a moment. That was why she had offered to pay him: she wanted to meet him on equal terms" (Chapter 3, The Gentleman of Kent. p. 32).

"Her upbringing had given her an independence of mind that made her more like a girl of today than one of her own time - which was why she had walked out, and why she was not daunted by the prospect of being alone" (Chapter 8, The Passions of Art. p. 63).

"They don't think of Trembler as a servant. And they don't think of me as a girl. We're...

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