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Short Stories | U of South Carolina P | 1974
names we procured, was Mrs. G d n, of —. She wore, with special
grace, the costume of the Nun, —a dress of virgin white, with
the veil and chaplet.
The Misses Bke, of Charleston, appeared as "Soubriettes," in
white dresses, pink aprons and caps.
Miss Ga-l–d, of Georgetown, came as a Flower Girl. She was
followed by a splendid creature, Miss S. K–kl–d of Georgia, shin-
ing in jewels, as "Cleopatra," triumphant, as in the moment when
she first makes captive of Mark Antony. She was closely followed
by Mr. A. C-11-n, of Savannah river, as Sir Philip Sidney; and
certainly, he wore the garb and name of that preux chevalier with the
happiest propriety and spirit.
Miss Ellen Fl n, of Darlington, prettily personated the "French
Fisherman," in blue jacket and white pants. A blue cap, ornamented
with silver, completed the costume. Miss H a d of Charleston,
was a "Greek Girl." Her dress was a rose-colored crape over white
satin, with bodice of rose-colored velvet, and a corresponding cap.
Miss A. G–lm–n, of the Island, wore a pretty fancy dress. Her
bright eyes, and smiling face, looking still more sweet and fanciful.
Miss Hu—d, of Charleston, was a "Cracovienne," in that costume;
pink crape, over white satin; a pink satin tunic and pink hat, trimmed
with black lace and looped up with pink flowers. Miss Hu—d, her
sister, was in the same group, as a Swiss Peasant, and was closely
followed by two Cossacks of the Don, whose fierce whiskers and
moustaches, and wild eyes, seemed quite subdued by a hitherto un-
known emotion. One of these Cossacks was Mr. A. M–1–r, of
Charleston. The name of the other we did not learn.
Miss P–kn–y, of Charleston, came as "Twilight," a very happy
personation. The dress was of white and pink tulle, with a turban of
the same material, studded with stars. The dress was a very becom-
ing one.
Mrs. P–ti--u, of the Island, wore a very rich fancy ball dress, with
turban and feathers.
Mrs. R–g–r, as "Night," was a fine contrast to the more light
and morning dresses of those about her. Her dress was of glowing
black, rich and rare. Her veil, of raven black, was gleaming with
stars, and she wore a tiara of the same burning jewels about her