Sunday, November 28, 2010

Betty Goes to Church

The church was full on the Sunday before. The Lord of the Manor with his wife and family sat in their high-walled pew, and the Vicar's wife and his five daughters were on the other side of the aisle. Rose and Flora had their fiances beside them, and Lucy's current boyfriend sat there too. Only Katie and Philomena were unaccompanied, and as usual the village craned its neck to see if Miss Philly had found a man yet. The nicest of the bunch, everybody agreed, but likely to die an old maid. Philly, unaware of the village's concern for her future, sat quietly, listening to her father's sermon, while hidden away at the back of her mind she wondered what the Professor was doing.
An Ordinary Girl

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