Curse of the Blue Tattoo: Being an Account of the by L. A. Meyer
By L. A. Meyer
Everything she does is inaccurate. Her embroidery is deplorable, her French is atrocious, and her desk manners--disgusting! Then there is the small subject of her blue anchor tattoo. . . .
Despite her top efforts, Jacky can not seem to remain out of hassle lengthy sufficient to commit herself to being ladylike. yet what enjoyable could that be, anyway?
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Make a cupid's bow of them. Now drop your eyelids down halfway. That's better. " She lifts her rod and taps my shoulders with it. "Not so rigidly straight. Remember the book on your head. " She steps back to look at me. "Eventually, Miss Faber, it is further to be hoped that you will learn to control your emotions so that they do not display quite so visibly on your face as they do right now. My girls have a look about them and appearing to be about to burst into tears is not part of that look.
Know, Jaimy, that every night I go to sleep clutching it in my fist and thinking only of you. I will pray for your health and safety, and worry about you constantly, not being there to watch your back myself and keep you from charging pirates and challenging people to duels and otherwise risking your brave foolish neck, not that I was able to stop you before but at least I was there. I know. I am a mess and I am making a fine mess of this paper with my tears running off the end of my nose and blurring the ink, but I cant help it.
The room is empty of furniture and rugs—prolly 'cause this is where people track in snow and mud in the winter. But there are things on the walls. Wondrous things. Flowers and leaves all twisted around each other—words, alphabets, apples, oranges, urns, and weeping willow trees—all made out of thread on white cloth and framed with fine wood and... "Yes. Mistress Pimm's girls are noted for their embroidery," says Tilly, when he notices me lookin'. Embroidery! I don't know nothing 'bout no 'broidery, Tilly, you should've told me about this.