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er attention to her cup
. She didn't notice it-
-didn't see it--until s
uddenly, quite by chanc
e, she took a sip. I wa
tched anxiously; she fa
intly shuddered. "Dread
fully sweet!" said she.
A tiny boy with a head
like a raisin and a ch
ocolate body came round
with a tray of pastrie
s--row upon row of litt
le freaks, little inspi
rations, little melting
dreams. He offered the
m to her. "Oh, I'm not
at all hungry. Take the
m away." He offered the
m to Hennie. Hennie gav
e me a swift look--it m
ust have been satisfact
ory--for he took a choc
The Garden Party and Other Stories by Mansfield, Katherine, 1888-1923