Helen Vardon's Confession by R. Austin Freeman [NOOK Book]

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To every woman there comes a day (and that all too soon) when she receives the first hint that Time, the harvester, has not passed her by unnoticed. The waning of actual youth may have passed with but the faintest regret, if any; regret for the lost bud being merged in the triumph at the glory of the opening blossom. But the waning of womanhood is another matter. Old age has no compensations to offer for those delights that it steals away. At least, that is what I understand from those who know, for I must still ...
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Helen Vardon's Confession by R. Austin Freeman

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To every woman there comes a day (and that all too soon) when she receives the first hint that Time, the harvester, has not passed her by unnoticed. The waning of actual youth may have passed with but the faintest regret, if any; regret for the lost bud being merged in the triumph at the glory of the opening blossom. But the waning of womanhood is another matter. Old age has no compensations to offer for those delights that it steals away. At least, that is what I understand from those who know, for I must still speak on the subject from hearsay, having received from Father Time but the very faintest and most delicate hint on the subject.
I was sitting at my dressing-table brushing out my hair, which is of a docile habit, though a thought bulky, when amidst the black tress-- blacker than it used to be when, I was a girl--I noticed a single white hair. It was the first that I had seen, and I looked at it dubiously, picking it out from its fellows to see if it were all white, and noticing how like it was to a thread of glass. Should I pluck it out and pretend that it was never there? Or should I, more thriftily--for a hair is a hair after all, and enough of them will make a wig--should I dye it and hush up its treason?
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016646169
  • Publisher: Unforgotten Classics
  • Publication date: 5/22/2013
  • Series: Unforgotten Classics , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 370 KB

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