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"It's like," continued his nephew--"I'll tell you what it's like. It's like--Now, let me alone! You see, one has to learn her beauty--by degrees. You know, there is a sort of beauty that flashes on you at first sight, like--like the blaze of a ball-room. I was just now thinking of a striking instance--"
Oh, you are mad! she cried, with a kind of helpless scorn. Esmeralda loved the ground on which you trod! I know itI know it! Do you hear?
"From Mobile? You always are."
It was a very clever whim, said Lilias, with a laugh. You outshone them all. I shouldnt be surprised if plain muslin frocks became the fashionable evening wear next season. What a relief it was to the glitter and the glare! She looked at the slight figure admiringly. You look such a girl to-night! she said.
Too Happy is founded upon an ancient idea: the prayer for a sign and the acceptance of an omen. Piracy, which plays a prominent part in the narrative, was practised at an early period in the ?gean Sea and afterwards attained such dangerous extent that large and magnificent fleets of pirate cruisers finally threatened Rome herself with intercepting the importations of grain from Pontus. It might perhaps be considered too romantic for a disguised corsair to examine the ship lying in port before plundering her in the open sea. Quite different things, however, are reported. Thevii Phoenician pirates had secret agents who discovered where a ship with a rich cargo lay and promised the helmsman ten-fold freight money, if he would anchor in some secluded place, behind a promontory, etc., where the vessel could be overpowered. (Philostratus, vita Apoll. Tyan. III. 24). The conclusion of the story (the ladder hung outside of the ship so that it touches the water) is taken from Plutarch (Pompeius, 24).