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My daily quest for One Beautiful Thing (OBT)


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Fallen Women

Back in the 1930’s, William Lyon Phelps of Yale found the following sentence gleaming out of the pages of a freshman essay: “The girl tumbled down the stairs and lay prostitute at the bottom.” In the margin of the paper, Professor Phelps commented: “My dear sir, you must learn to distinguish between a fallen woman and one who has merely slipped.”

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