Her First Ball

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By Katherine Mansfield, read by Sara Coward.

Leila's mind is in a whirl at the prospect of her first formal ball.

But will her partners live up to expectations?


: Katherine Mansfield's story charting the heady thrill of a young woman's first formal ball.

Leila is approached by an older, fat dancing partner who warns that this is the beginning of the end of her young life, that now she will merely age, regretting her lost youth and beauty.

For a moment, the magic is broken, but when another handsome young partner whisks her away, she returns to the thrill of the moment, to the joy of being young and free.