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    guest to her own self

    Hi

    I'm having difficulty understanding the given sentence because of the phrase in bold. What does it really mean? Please help me with it. Thanks.

    "Her tea ... was set forth with as much grace as if she had been a veritable guest to her own self" (Mary Wilkins Freeman).
    Last edited by jackson6612; 20-Feb-2012 at 13:33.

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    Re: guest to her own self

    In the story she is preparing afternoon tea for herself. Yet she is preparing it with all the care and attention to detail that she would employ if she were about to serve a guest in her home. So she is setting the afternoon tea as if she were being a guest to herself.

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