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Unformatted text preview: games. I forbade it, but she went. She'd heard tell of how this girl had more power than anyone ever in our family." "That's such an easy claim to make," I said with a sigh. "More 3&5 power than anyone else. There was a time when I made it myself, in a long-ago world of horses and carriages, and slaves and peaceful coun- try. More power." "Ah, but you see there's a wrinkle here. This girl has many many Mayfair ancestors. When you mixed Cortland into it, the number be- came fantastic!" "Ah, I see," I said. "Barbara Ann was the daughter of Walker and Sarah, both Mayfairs. Yes, and Sarah was from Aaron and Melissa Mayfair." "Yes, and so on it goes back and back. It's hard to find any ancestor for this child who was not a Mayfair." "Now, that is a thought," said I. And then I wanted my books, I wanted to write this down, to note it and ponder it, and when I remembered with a dull ache that my books were burnt, I felt such bitterness. I...
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2010 for the course WRITING 220.200 taught by Professor Julie during the Spring '10 term at Johns Hopkins.
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