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Prize Bride

by John Ivor

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YOU'LL love Ellen,” said Uncle Charlie. “She's a wonderful girl.” I recall how his eyes of Royal Navy Blue sparked at me, and how his chin jiggled in merry arrogance, as if about to fight the Frogs or the blasted Yankees.

Wonderful girl. A creature of wonder indeed, I thought without giving reply, a wondrous heroine of fantasy. And, possibly, a total fiction in uncle's striving, optimistic imagination.

Ellen the young, Ellen the fair, Ellen the saviour of my stilted career, perhaps, now I was shorebound at 28 years of age without a prospect. Ellen the lovably wealthy, whose daddy owned half of India.

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