Scarcely can I contain my excitement for tomorrow! I’ve long awaited the day, and finally it has arrived! Tomorrow I, Chrysalisa Flutterbey, shall make my debut in society in the presence of all my friends, relations, and our numerous connections.
I have, of course, invited my dear friend Motharie Dustiwings, and I must say we’ve picked the perfect hats for tea before the occasion. (Thank goodness for Honeybee Hat Shoppe!) I do hope she’ll enjoy herself at my debut. She is such a nervous, particularly flighty thing lately, the poor dear. At the last party we attended, Monocle Mantis asked her for THREE dances—could anyone imagine so bold a thing?—knowing PERFECTLY WELL it would be impolite of her to refuse! So I am now sworn to protect her in case of the gentleman’s attention and to thwart his advances in any way that a lady might. After all, there may be plenty of other fellows who would wish for a dance with my dear Motharie, who is such a pretty, wide-eyed thing with beautiful, feathery antennae. She fears they are just too afraid to cross a praying mantis. “Preying mantis,” more like. But Mother and Father insisted that we invite him, so I’m afraid there’s no way around it.
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