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The Loan of a Voice

M. A. E. "The Loan of a Voice." New-York Saturday Press. 28 Apr. 1866: 2, 3.
short fiction

Charley asks a favor of his friend John, a wonderful singer, to serenade a young lady whom he admires. John agrees, but John's wife, Marry, hears the lovely voice, and recognizes it as her husband's voice. Charley receives a note to meet down at the river, and goes, thinking it's from Clara. But when he jumps in the canoe we realize it is Marry that sent the note and is in the canoe. This leads to consternation for all four individuals, but everything resolves itself in the end.