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Josephine De Montmorenci

In An Editor's Tales, 1870. Originally published in Saint Paul's Magazine, Dec. 1869.

The Editor received a peremptory demand from a young woman who signed herself “Josephine de Montmorenci” that he publish her story in his magazine. Amused by the letter, he requested her to call. She proved to be a charming young woman who confessed that she had used an assumed name, which she considered more distinguished than her own, Mrs. Puffle and that the novel was not hers but had been written by her sister-in-law Maryanne Puffle.