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Mercenary Maidens single work   short story   romance  
Issue Details: First known date: 1897... 1897 Mercenary Maidens
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English light romance of titles disguised and motives mistaken. A baronet is mistakenly shot in the arm by a servant discharging a firearm in a fog, and colludes with the circumstances which present him as a piano tuner. He is attracted to one of his carers but all goes wrong when she overhears his discussion with a friend of his fear of calculating mothers and mercenary maidens. He is suitably chastened and leaves in despair - but all is eventually reconciled at a London ball. An engagement and wedding is the result. (PB)

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    y separately published work icon The Australian Journal vol. 32 no. 390 November 1897 Z1074141 1897 periodical issue 1897 pg. 730-733
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