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Curious, If True

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Curious, If True

by Elizabeth Glaskell

Genre: Drama
Setting: America
Format of Original Source: Short Story
Recommended Adaptation Length:

Candidate for Adaptation? Not Reviewed

EXCERPT:

‘Since we have married princes,’ continued the same lady, with an arch smile that had nothing of unkindness in it, ‘for we both have married far above our original stations in life; we are both unpunctual in our habits, and, in consequence of this failing of ours, we have both had to suffer mortification and pain.’

‘And both are charming,’ said a whisper close behind me. ‘My lord the marquis, say it–say, “And both are charming.”‘

‘And both are charming,’ was spoken aloud by another voice. I turned, and saw the wily, cat-like chasseur, prompting his master to make civil speeches.

The ladies bowed with that kind of haughty acknowledgment which shows that compliments from such a source are distasteful,


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