Dear me, Daddy, but it was a funny sensation! I felt as benevolent as a Trustee of the John Grier home. I kissed on sweet, sticky little boy--but I don't think I patted any of them on the head!
And two days after Christmas, they gave a dance at their own house for ME.
It was the first really true ball I ever attended--college doesn't count where we dance with girls. I had a new white evening gown ( your Christmas present--many thanks) and long white gloves and white satin slippers. The only drawback to my perfect, utter, absolute happiness was the fact that Mrs. Lippett couldn't see me leading the cotillion with Jimmie McBride. Tell her about it, please, the next time you visit the J.G. H.
PS. Would you be terribly displeased, Daddy, if I didn't turn out to be a Great Author after all, but just a Plain Girl?
ball مجلس رقص
drawback اشکال، مانع، زیان
cotillion نوعی رقص دو نفری
utter غیر عادی ، مطلق
absolute خودرأی، مستقل، مستبد، مطلق، غیرمشروط
Plain ساده، عادی، رک و ساده