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st as large as your own.” Myrtale made no reply; but struck, with the tassel on the corner of her upper robe, the head of a dandelion growing by the roadside, so that its white down flew in every direction. Polycles understood that the proposed suitor was excluded from the list. “There is Eumolpus, son of Socles the rope-maker!” he continued. “He is s

lender, well-formed, and handsome. True, he is on intimate terms with a hetaira, but after marriage....” Myrtale made no answer in words; but the tassel was put in motion with the same result as before. “There is also,” added Polycles, “young Nicias, your neighbor’s son. I don’t deny that since his visit to Athens he has become a dandy; but....” This was too much for Myrtale; she forgot the reserve required of a young girl and wrathfull

y exclaimed: “The coxcomb!” “But is there no one?” Myrtale silently lowered her eyes; then, to change the conversation, said: 293 “How is the house in the Street of the Bakers? Has it been much damaged by the flood and the earthquake?” “Only one of the pillars in the peristyle was twisted awry; but the damage has been repaired and, so far as your home is concerned, you can have the wedding there any day.” As they approached the city Myrtale became more and more thoughtful. Suddenly she sighed, drew her hand from her companion’s clasp, and remarked: “It’s a pity that Lycon is a slave!” Then, as if fearing she had said too much, she hastened to add: “Don’t you think so, too?” Polycles looked keenly at her and, in spite of the dusk of evening, he noticed that her cheeks w

  • ys, there is not one you would like for a husband.”
  • Myrtale blushed faintly, but shook her h
  • ead. “There is Theagenes, the son of Straton, the
  • dyer. True, he is rather stout for a young man
  • , but he is clever, talks well, and ha
  • Sraesent vel felis id lectus bibendum
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ere flushed. “You are mistaken, child,” he replied. “Lycon is no slave. Your father freed him on the day of his death.” “And I knew

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nothing about it?” “You were standing at the hearth, preparing the decoction the physician had ordered.” “My dear father!” exc

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