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Wharton, Edith.  "Bunner Sisters."  Scribner's Magazine 60
(Oct. 1916): 439-58; 60 (Nov. 1916): 575-96.



BUNNER SISTERS

BY EDITH WHARTON

PART I


I

In the days when New York's traffic moved at the pace of the
drooping horse-car, when society applauded Christine Nilsson at the
Academy of Music and basked in the sunsets of the Hudson River
School on the walls of the National Academy of Design, an
inconspicuous shop with a single show-window was intimately and
favourably known to the feminine population of the quarter
bordering on Stuyvesant Square.

It was a very small shop, in a shabby basement, in a side-
street already doomed to decline; and from the miscellaneous
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