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A Wife Manufactured to Order

By Fuller, Alice W.

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Reproduction Date: 2005
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Title: A Wife Manufactured to Order  
Author: Fuller, Alice W.
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Classic Literature Collection
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AS I was going down G Street in the city of W — — -a strange sign attracted my attention. I stopped, looked, fairly rubbed my eyes to see if they were rightly focused; yes, there it was plainly lettered in gilt: Wives made to order! Satisfaction guaranteed or money refunded. Well! well! does some lunatic live here, I wonder? By Jove! I will investigate. I had inherited (I suppose from my mother) a bit of curiosity, and the truth of the matter was this: now nearing the age of forty, I thought it might be advisable to settle down in a home of my own; but alas! to settle down to a life of strife and turmoil, that would not be pleasant; and that I should have to do, I knew very well, if I should marry any of my numerous lady acquaintances — especially Florence Ward, the one I most admired. She unfortunately had strong-minded ways, and inclinations to be investigating woman's rights, politics, theosophy, and all that sort of thing. Bah! I could never endure it. I should be miserable, and the outcome would be a separation; I knew it. To be dictated to, perhaps found fault with — no, no, it would never do; better be a bachelor and at least live in peace. But — what does this sign mean? I'll find out for myself.

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