The young ladies had generally collected before any of the young men appeared. It was not long, however, before a large number of both sexes were assembled, and they adjourned to the ballroom . But for the snapping of a fiddle-string, the young people would have been engaged in the amusement of the day in less than three minutes from the time they entered the house.
Here were no formal introductions to be given, no drawing for places or partners, no parade of managers, no ceremonies.
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