By Fannie Hurst
While "fly girl" and lovely socialite Ray Schmidt first meets Walter Saxel in Cincinnati, their allure is speedy and eternal. As their bond deepens, Ray unearths herself envisioning a destiny with Walter, until eventually one fateful day while the settling of her relatives affairs interferes with their plans to fulfill, and his courting with one other girl types. although years go and Ray manages to carve out a lifestyles for herself in ny urban, Walter is still in her reminiscence, and an opportunity run-in with him leads them either to fall into their former methods. What unfolds is the attention-grabbing story of what existence used to be for selfless, committed Ray, a prisoner to her love for the single guy who may by no means absolutely love her back.
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