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- "I don't know as I'd take Ilse's leavings," remarked Aunt Elizabeth.
- Emily flashed on Aunt Elizabeth one of her old starry looks.
- "Ilse's leavings. Why, Teddy has always belonged to me and I to him. Heart,
- soul and body," said Emily.
- Aunt Elizabeth shuddered. One ought to feel these things—perhaps—but it was
- indecent to say them.
- "Always sly," was Aunt Ruth's comment.
- "She'd better marry him right off before she changes her mind _again,"_ said
- Aunt Addie.
- "I suppose she won't wipe _his_ kisses off," said Uncle Wallace.
- Yet, on the whole, the clan were pleased. Much pleased. After all their
- anxieties over Emily's love affairs, to see her "settled" so respectably with
- a "boy" well known to them, who had, so far as they knew at least, no bad
- habits and no disgraceful antecedents. And who was doing pretty well in the
- business of picture-painting. They would not exactly say so, but Old Kelly
- said it for them.
- "Ah, now, that's something like," said Old Kelly approvingly.