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Sat Apr 01 00:28:57 2017 1 The Project Gutenberg EBook of Miss Mapp, by Edward Frederic Benson This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: Miss Mapp Author: Edward Frederic Benson Release Date: June 28, 2008 [EBook #25919] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK MISS MAPP *** Produced by Malcolm Farmer, LN Yaddanapudi and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at http:--www.pgdp.net (This file was produced from images generously made available by The Internet Archive-Canadian Libraries) _MISS MAPP_ _By E.
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Benson, Author of -Queen Lucia.- -Dodo Wonders.- &c._ _McCLELLAND & STEWART, LTD., TORONTO_ PREFACE I lingered at the window of the garden-room from which Miss Mapp so often and so ominously looked forth.
To the left was the front of her house, straight ahead the steep cobbled way, with a glimpse of the High Street at the end, to the right the crooked chimney and the church. The street was populous with passengers, but search as I might, I could see none who ever so remotely resembled the objects of her vigilance. E.
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BENSON. Lamb House, Rye. _Printed in Great Britain._ Sat Apr 01 00:28:57 2017 2 CHAPTER I Miss Elizabeth Mapp might have been forty, and she had taken advantage of this opportunity by being just a year or two older.
Her face was of high vivid colour and was corrugated by chronic rage and curiosity; but these vivifying emotions had preserved to her an astonishing activity of mind and body, which fully accounted for the comparative adolescence with which she would have been credited anywhere except in the charming little town which she had inhabited so long.
Anger and the gravest suspicions about everybody had kept her young and on the boil. She sat, on this hot July morn...





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