Rosie Ipecac: The Paris Years

By Janet McMahon

Smashwords Edition

Copyright © Janet McMahon 2011

All Rights Reserved.

Cover photo by George Goode

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Chapter One

I IMAGINED arriving like movie stars back in the stylish days, prancing down the steps of the airplane (or was it a ship?), both of us in smart suits, me in open-toed heels and a little hat, and then calling for a porter, who would take care of our trunks and hatboxes. We’d jump into a cab and speed along the Seine to a vast pastel suite overlooking the Eiffel Tower where we’d wear satin bathrobes and have endless room service and all sorts of amusing telephone calls and unexpected visitors.

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