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PART I - CHAPTER IX
LETTIE COMES OF AGE

it makes me feel as if I tied something round my finger to remember by. It somehow remains in my consciousness all the time.' .
`At any rate,' said he, `I have got you.'
After dinner, when we were alone, Lettie sat at the table, nervously fingering her ring.
`It is pretty, mother, isn't it?' she said a trifle pathetically.
Yes, very pretty. I have always liked Leslie,' replied my mother.
'But it feels so heavy-it fidgets me. I should like to take it off.'
'You are like me, I never could wear rings. I hated my wedding ring for months.'
`Did you, mother?'
`I longed to take it off and put it away. But after a while I got used to it.'
'I 'm glad this isn't a wedding ring.'
`Leslie says it is as good,' said I.
`Ah, well, yesl But still it is different-' She put the jewels round under her finger, and looked at the plain gold band-then she twisted it back quickly, saying:
'I 'm glad it 's not-not yet. I begin to feel a woman, little mother-I feel grown up to-day.'
My mother got up suddenly, and went and kissed Lettie fervently.
`Let me kiss my girl good-bye,' she said, and her voice was muffled with tears. Lettie clung to my mother, and sobbed a few quiet sobs, hidden in her bosom. Then she lifted her face, which was wet with tears, and kissed my mother, murmuring:
'No, mother-no o !'
About three o'clock the carriage came with Leslie and Marie. Both Lettie and I were upstairs, and I heard Marie come tripping up to my sister.
`Oh, Lettie, he is in such a state of excitement, you never knew. He took me with him to buy it-let me see it on. I think it 's awfully lovely. Here, let me help you to do your hair-all in those little rolls-it will look charming. You've really got beautiful hair-there 's so much life in it-it 's a pity to twist it into a coil as you do. I wish my

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