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Delphine was a very beautiful young woman with a very pleasing voice. She sang in the nightclubs and salons of Paris. But life was not to be good to her.

She was feted by Viscounts and Princes, received gifts and compliments. One day however she had a tragic accident. She was not a high born girl, even though she was a talented one.

She lived the life of a poor artiste and one night, alone in her chambre de bonne, her life changed forever. She was eating peas off her knife when a sudden noise in the street startled her and made her lurch forward. The knife went down her throat. Fortunately, only the blunt edge touched her vocal chords, but she never spoke or sang again.

Delphine was still young and energetic and when she had recovered sufficiently she made a plan towards a new life. She would go to India.

After boarding the ship she realized the truth…things were going to be far from easy for her. Instead of subjecting herself to working in the disreputable houses of Bombay she threw herself into the ocean.

They say that if you board a ship at Le Havre you can still hear her singing in the breeze…

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The second in the series “Ghosts of Music”…Larger Picture

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This is another attempt at Very Fine Old Fashioned Collage with respect to our friends articulation

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  • articulation
    articulationover 6 years ago

    Dear Georgiana,

    I was on a mission, typing an Almost Very Fine Old-Fashioned Comment,
    It was a long text copied from the mouth of My Master, and I was proud
    of myself, cause the endwa sin sight, when, all of a sudden,
    my computer turned nasty on me and deleted on the spot.
    Well, I am too tired now. Need a breather, and start again.

    We are most obliged to you for mentioning our name.
    You are so…ARTICULATED and thoughtful, dear,
    mmmmmmm, always a pleasure.


    Daïnn [ & George ]


  • ah yes being articulted is so important!
    Thank you for visiting here as well as at the art version. I really did this one so that the writers (and readers) could share in the fun.

    Scissors never turn nasty… and I would like to know …your taste in….glue? oh actually I think you said rubber cement? is that what I know of as Cow Gum? applied with spatula? removable with Cow Gum Rubber?

    – Soxy Fleming

    MERCAabout 5 years ago

    J’ai navigué dans le Havre. .and la seule chose que j’ai entendue étais des baguettes éclatant.

    MERCAabout 5 years ago

    Mais vous vous rappelez que c’était enroute au Pomidou

  • clôturez juste l’ok de porte de bac ?

    – Soxy Fleming

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