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16                             A FEW MEMORIES
the others, my pretty frock already disarrange and my hands spread so conspicuously over n chest that, in her eyes, they soon became tl most prominent part of the scene. Losing tl tune, I suddenly stopped, and foolishly began giggle. My mother overheard some one remar "What a funny, awkward little girl!" Othe laughed outright. The performance over, I fe very like a great heroine, and took my " consol tion prize " (what an excellent institution it is!) ; though it had been some well-earned laurel; on I could not quite understand my mother's cres fallen look. That was my " first appearance upc any stage 1"elds so gay!"