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by Lou123
Rated: E · Sample · Action/Adventure · #2178401
A sample from a short story (work in progress)! set in the 19th century.
“A woman among men” said he. The tilt of his head and sneering half smile proposed an abhorrence to such a perversion. The contemptuous tone which carried this ridiculous claim bespoke to my imaginative aptitude. I began to foster an image of a hardy woman dressed in breaches and thickly made with the formidable force of bodily strength not common to the fairer sex. Had I the smallest inclination that the woman in question was in fact strong of cognizance I would not have conjured, in my mind’s eye, a ghastly portrait of a lady with masculine mien. But I would soon become to connect with her a depiction more suitable, and had I known her more intimately at the time I might have retorted that she is purely a woman of immense greatness.
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