''I trust it will not be giving away professional secrets to say that many readers would be surprised, perhaps shocked, at the questions which some newspaper editors will put to a defenseless woman under the guise of flattery.''Kate Chopin (1851-1904), U.S. author. repr. in The Complete Works of Kate Chopin, vol. 2, pt. 4. "On Certain Brisk Days," St. Louis Post-Dispatch (November 26, 1899).
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