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Putting Away Childish Things

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It was fun while it lasted, but a woman couldn't keep playing a boy all her life. Finding Nan had been unexpected – it had probably extended the life of 'Miss Kitty Butler' on the boards six, maybe twelve months beyond what she would have had left. Two girls are better than one. Two girls playing boys, then dressing properly for champagne at a tea-room after the show…

She loved Nan, after a fashion. Loved her for what she'd brought to Kitty: fame and fortune and marriage. But gratitude wasn't enough for Nan. She wanted Kitty's heart: something Kitty couldn't give.