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The Wedding Jest

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The Wedding Jest

by James Branch Cabell

Genre: Romance
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Format of Original Source: Short Story
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Candidate for Adaptation? Not Reviewed

EXCERPT:

“And that you have been untrue to the eternal fidelity which you swore to me here by this very stream? Oh, but I cannot believe it was thirty years ago, for not a grass-blade or a pebble has been altered; and I perfectly remember the lapping of water under those lichened rocks, and that continuous file of ripples yonder, which are shaped like arrow-heads.”

Adelaide rubbed her nose.

“Did I promise eternal fidelity? I can hardly remember that far back. But I remember I wept a great deal, and my parents assured me you were either dead or a rascal, so that tears could not help either way. Then Ralph de Nointel came along, good man, and made me a fair husband, as husbands go–“


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