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The Dolls’ Dressmaker, Part 10

Then [Mr. Eugene Wrayburn] fell to talking playfully with Jenny Wren. “I think of setting up a doll, Miss Jenny,” he said. “You had better not,” replied the dressmaker. “Why not?” “You are sure to break it. All you children … Continue reading

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The Dolls’ Dressmaker, Part 9

“[The Doll’s Dressmaker] then shut the bedroom door, and all the other doors, and going down stairs and emerging from the Albany into the busy streets, took omnibus for Saint Mary Axe: pressing on the road all the gaily-dressed ladies … Continue reading

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The Dolls’ Dressmaker, Part 7

“I’m often so pressed for time! I had a doll married, last week, and was obliged to work all night.” … “Are you always as busy as you are now?” “Busier. I’m slack just now. I finished a large mourning … Continue reading

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The Dolls’ Dressmaker, Part 8

“‘Stop a bit,’ interposed Miss Wren. ‘I’ll give the lady my card.’ She produced it from her pocket with an air …. Miss Abbey, with manifest tokens of astonishment, took the diminutive document, and found it to run concisely thus:— … Continue reading

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The Dolls’ Dressmaker, Part 6

“Perhaps,” said Miss Jenny, holding out her doll at arm’s length, and critically contemplating the effect of her art with her scissors on her lips and her head thrown back …. “You must have another touch of blue in your … Continue reading

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The Dolls’ Dressmaker, Part 5

“[T]he little figure went on with its work of gumming or gluing together with a camel’s-hair brush certain pieces of cardboard and thin wood, previously cut into various shapes. The scissors and knives upon the bench showed that the child … Continue reading

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The Dolls’ Dressmaker, Part 4

“[A]s they were going along, Jenny twisted her venerable friend aside to a brilliantly-lighted toy-shop window, and said: ‘Now look at ’em! All my work!’ “This referred to a dazzling semicircle of dolls in all the colours of the rainbow, … Continue reading

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The Dolls’ Dressmaker, Part 3

“You can’t tell me the name of my trade, I’ll be bound,” she said, after taking several of these observations. “You make …. Ladies’ bonnets?” “Fine ladies’,” said the person of the house, nodding assent. “Dolls’. I’m a Doll’s Dressmaker.” … Continue reading

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The Dolls’ Dressmaker, Part 2

“It’s the way with them,” said the person of the house, shrugging her shoulders again. “And they take no care of their clothes, and they never keep to the same fashions a month. I work for a doll with three … Continue reading

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The Dolls’ Dressmaker, Part 1

“Dolls; that’s all,” said Jenny, shortly. “Very difficult to fit too, because their figures are so uncertain. You never know where to expect their waists.” (Our Mutual Friend, by Charles Dickens, Book II, Chapter 5) I wrote recently that I … Continue reading

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