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"The Cuckoo in the Nest" is a historical romance novel by Mrs. Oliphant. This carefully crafted e-artnow ebook is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Extract: "He hoped to find her in a milder humour when he came back in the evening; for in the meantime it was beyond anything he could say or do to charm Patty back into good humour. She went back to her sweeping, making the corners of the kitchen floor ring with the energetic broom that pursued every grain of dust into its last refuge there. She would not stop, even to say good morning to him, when he lounged away. But after he was gone Patty relaxed in her fierce industry. She put away the broom, and stood at the window for a moment, with deep thought upon her brow. What was it she was thinking of, bending those brows, drawing in her upper lip in a way she had when her mind was busy? "To be, or not to be," that was the question."