Curse of the Blue Tattoo: Being an Account of the by L. A. Meyer

By L. A. Meyer

After being pressured to depart HMS Dolphin and Jaimy, her real love, Jacky Faber is creating a new begin on the elite Lawson Peabody institution for younger ladies in Boston. yet growing to be up at the streets of London and combating pirates by no means ready Jacky for her hardest conflict but: studying the way to be an exceptional woman.

Everything she does is inaccurate. Her embroidery is deplorable, her French is atrocious, and her desk manners--disgusting! Then there is the small topic of her blue anchor tattoo. . . .

Despite her most sensible efforts, Jacky can not seem to remain out of difficulty lengthy sufficient to commit herself to being ladylike. yet what enjoyable might that be, anyway?

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I scours me head for some graces and I comes up with a few and thinks to myself that I can handle this and maybe get a counterpunch in. Hey, is this not Jacky Faber, the saucy sailor girl who has played to lots tougher crowds than this? I tell myself this, but I don't quite believe it. " That's the Catholic one, which I learned by listening to the Irish sailors on the ship and which now causes two of the serving girls standing by the door to quickly look at each other and make that hand cross thing they do, and now for my own special one I just made up.

I ain't no Tory. " Stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid. As soon as it's out me mouth I know it's stupid stupid stupid and makes me sound like I just fell off the back of a Cheap-side turnip wagon. Stupid! "English, a Tory, and so very, very common, too. My, my," she says as she turns and floats away. "I'm afraid she won't do," she says to no one in particular, but the other girls turn away from me, too. " Just then I hears a musical something from out in the hall and the girls, led by the perfect Miss Howe, follow the sound out of the room.

Very well, Dobbs, you may take Miss Faber's things up to the dormitory. " The girl bobs and leaves, and Dobbs lifts my seabag and chest and heads down the hallway. " We enter a hallway and proceed down its length. There's more of them 'broideries on both walls. On either side I see rooms that are prolly rooms where stuff is taught. There's a room with a lot of little tables, and there—oh, my—there's a room full of musical instruments, fiddles and harps and things. This could be all right, I think.

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