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In the Eye of the Beholder

By: By Sharon E. Cathcart

... end, I thank my husband Jeffrey Cathcart, my dear friend Tom Westlake, and actors Gerard Butler and Earl Carpenter for inspiration. I am also grat... ...bers to prepare for the night’s performance. Overhead, I heard a beautiful male voice singing. This was not the first time: probably one of the 4... ...owers over the beasts. I finished my toilette by making up my face for the stage. The footlights required extra enhancements so that the performer... ...cs a month. I could not even hold the bank account in my name as long as a male relative was available to manage the funds for me. It was a generou... ... opportunity to consider further, though, as it was now my time to take the stage. As promised in the note, Cesare performed beautifully. I did not ... ...mud tail.” Christine Daae, now the Comtesse de Chagny, had unmasked him on stage, revealing a face reputed to be so scarred and hideous that women ... ...y favorite recipes for madeleines and cheese crisps, and had Russian tea and American coffee on offer. The ladies came to the first one in droves, a... ...was grateful for the black weeds that held off potential suitors. I had no male guardian, and so was considered ripe spoils for the taking. It se...

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