Told in a French Garden by Mildred Aldrich | Project Gutenberg

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Series of short stories told in the style of Boccaccio, by Mildred Aldrich, American author. Aldrich emigrated to France in 1898, and in June 1914 moved into a cottage overlooking the Marne valley. She was awarded the Legion d’Honneur in 1922 for influencing popular opinion in the United States in favour of joining the Allies.

Introduction: How We Came into the Garden
I. The Youngster’s Story: It Happened at Midnight—The Tale of a Bride’s New Home
II. The Trained Nurse’s Story: The Son of Josephine—The Tale of a Foundling
III. The Critic’s Story: ‘Twas in the Indian Summer—The Tale of an Actress
IV. The Doctor’s Story: As One Dreams—The Tale of an Adolescent
V. The Sculptor’s Story: Unto This End—The Tale of a Virgin
VI. The Divorcée’s Story: One Woman’s Philosophy—The Tale of a Modern Wife
VII. The Lawyer’s Story: The Night Before the Wedding—The Tale of a Bride-Elect
VIII. The Journalist’s Story: In a Railway Station—The Tale of a Dancer
IX. The Violinist’s Story: The Soul of the Song—The Tale of a Fiancée
X. Epilogue: Adieu—How We Went Out of the Garden

Boston: Small, Maynard, and Co., 1916

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