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MALLOCK W.
In an enchanted island
page 141

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CHAPTER XT THE ETERNAL COMEDY THAT evening I was somewhat late for dinner. Scotty having been absent with me, nothing was prepared for my dressing, and when I came to look for a white tie I was unable to find one anywhere. At last, after a desperate turning over of everything, I came on a collection of them in the strangest place in the world—in the corner of a cupboard, beneath my photographic camera ; and near them was another surprise, a number of my silk socks carefully sand-wiched between some boxes of photographic plates. When I explained to Mrs. Falkland this mysterious incident, both she and her daughter at once broke into a laugh, exclaiming together, ' That must have been Metaphora ! ' ' And who is Metaphora ? ' I asked. ' Ah,' they said, ' she is a specimen of a native Cypriote. She is one of our servants. You are quite sure to have seen her.'

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