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Mill's mental schemings are at present of no concern to Désirée Rancatore as his daughter Fanny. She knows her future lies with the personable young Lord Milfort of Saimir Pirgu. Their love declares there is not a cloud in the sky.

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But they had not reckoned on the arrival of Fabio Maria Capitanucci's Slook, got up with flaxen locks to resemble an outlandish Andrew Aguecheek. Initially he behaves with comparable lack of address, offending all by his Canadian bonhomie that scorns the restraints of English etiquette.

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Copyright © 19 March 2008 Robert Anderson, Cairo, Egypt

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