The World According To Emily Post

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A young girl may not, even with her fiancé, lunch in a road house without a chaperon, or go on a journey that can by any possibility last over night. To go out with him in a small sail-boat sounds harmless enough, but might result in a questionable situation if they are becalmed, or if they are left helpless in a sudden fog. The Maine coast, for example, is particularly subject to fogs that often shut down without warning…A man and a girl went out from Bar Harbor and did not get back until next day. Everyone knew that the fog had come in as thick as pea soup and that it was impossible to get home; but to the end of time her reputation will suffer for the experience.

Emily Post 1872-1960

1922

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About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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