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“Cassandra Mortmain is such a brilliant character - just the kind of girl i would have loved to have been at her age, but was too scared to be.”
“He gave the final blow to feudal tenures, by an acft palTed in his reign, called Mortmain adl; by this acft, any perfon of landed property was enabled to fell or mort - gage his lands without the payment of any fine.”
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“When two rich American brothers move next-door to the Mortmain sisters, Rose, the older girl, vows to escape poverty by marrying one of them.”
“Dodie Smith's story of Cassandra and Rose Mortmain growing up in bohemian poverty, in a ruined English castle, reprises various Austenian themes — not least the aphrodisiac properties of wealth.”
“Oh God, Cassandra Mortmain, must everything be so heavy?”
“Cassandra Mortmain said ... haha, I think the very best part of this post is its labels.”
“With a distracted look Mortmain glanced down at the small piece of metal on his desk.”
“If what Nathaniel said to Jem was true, and Mortmain plans to use the demon energies inside the Pyxis to animate his clockwork mannequins, we have only the time it will take him to learn to open the box.”
“Nate looked directly at her, for the first time since he had knelt to Mortmain.”
“Charlotte looked hard at Axel Mortmain across his massive desk.”
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