The good ship sped on her way across the calm Atlantic. It was an outward passage, according to the little charts which the company had charily distributed, but most of the passengers were homeward bound, after a summer of rest and recreat... Read more of The Rival Ghosts at Scary Stories.caInformational Site Network Informational
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tea In Ladies' Novels




What would women novelists do without tea in their books?
The novelists of the rougher sex write of over the coffee and
cigars; or, around the gay and festive board; or, over a
bottle of old port; or, another bottle of dry and sparkling
champagne was cracked; or, and the succulent welsh rarebits
were washed down with royal mugs of musty ale; or, as the
storm grew fiercer, the captain ordered all hands to splice the
main brace, i. e., to take a drink of rum; or, as he gulped
down the last drink of fiery whiskey, he reeled through the
tavern door, and his swaying form drifted into the bleak, black
night, as a roar of laughter drowned his repentant sobs. But the
ladies of the novel confine themselves almost exclusively to
tea--rarely allowing their heroes and heroines to indulge in even
coffee, though they sometimes treat their heroes to wine; but
their heroines rarely get anything from them but Oolong.





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