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Fidelity

Fidelity by Susan Glaspell
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The small Midwestern town of Freeport was scandalized years ago when Ruth Holland, then a young girl, ran away to the West with a married man. Now that she's returned home to take care of her dying father, she faces some hard truths about who her true friends are and where her life is headed.

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FIDELITY

A NOVEL

BY SUSAN GLASPELL

Author of "THE GLORY OF THE CONQUERED," "THE VISIONING," ETC.

BOSTON SMALL, MAYNARD AND COMPANY PUBLISHERS

Copyright, 1915 BY SMALL, MAYNARD AND COMPANY INCORPORATED)

Printers S. J. PARKHILL & CO., BOSTON U.S.A.

TO LUCY HUFFAKER

FIDELITY

CHAPTER ONE

It was hard to get back into the easy current of everyday talk. Cora Albright's question had too rudely pulled them out of it, disturbing the quiet flow of inconsequential things. Even when they had recovered and were safely flowing along on the fact that the new hotel was to cost two hundred thousand dollars, after they had moved with apparent serenity to lamentation over a neighbor who was sick in bed and without a cook, it was as if they were making a display of the ease with which they could move on those commonplace things, as if thus to deny the consciousness of whirlpools near by.

So they seemed to Dr. Deane Franklin, who, secured by the shadow of the porch vine, could smile to himself at the way he saw through them... Continue reading book >>


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