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Years before a woman had made a dangerous gamble and sent her husband away to the woman he had been flirting with. He returned to her and, when her daughter defies her over the company she is keeping, she gambles again.
A wealthy woman watches her relatives with some amusement. She is delighted when her favourite nephew marries a shy, modest girl but, when his sister reveals the girl was an artist's model, the marriage seems doomed.
The story of Mademoiselle Aisse, who was purchased in Constantinople in 1698 at the age of four. She was taken to Paris where she became famous for her beauty and was admired in literary circles for her writings, particularly her letters.