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    George Madden Martin
Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III WHEN Stephen crossed the room and tapped Bennie Harlan on the shoulder, Lucy Wing gave the newcomer a swift glance, exhibiting signs of pleasure, her eyebrows arching, and her eyes smiling recognition. She came alike to the point and into his arms, being by nature matter-of-fact. "It is Stephen? Warrington Adams said we would find you and your mother at home this summer." "As surely as it is Lucy. No one told me that you and Mrs. Wing were back. Warrington hasn't mentioned in any letter that you were coming home." "Grandmother is tired at last. She says she's made wanderers of herself and me long enough, and is come to stay." And this was Stephen? Stephen Janvier? Lucy was saying this to herself. This big and radiant young man in white flannels and a blue coat, whose penchant in life would seem to be for one-stepping, so blissful his devotion, and so consummate his skill. "No break-ins on this, my son," he was saying to a youth who at this moment touched him on the shoulder. Warrington Adams, the friend of both, had given Lucy an idea altogether different. Warrington dwelt not at all upon his friend's most passionate skill at one- stepping: speaking of his amazing eager brain: and of this brain's ravenous and outstanding capacity to absorb and retain: telling of feats in mental prowess putover during the college days of the two, by this hot- blooded young southerner: and alluding to this young man's quite definite aims, and dearly conceived ambitions. Out of these characteristics as given her from time to time by Warrington, Lucy had built a personality. Severe nymph with the appraising eyes, she at this time of her life was impatient of commonplace people, and more than hard upon the average person of her day and hour. That Stephen derived an a...  
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