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Etiquette & Espionage  - Gail Carriger

She had to give her teachers credit; they were right to insist all students carry scissors, handkerchiefs, perfume, and hair ribbons at all times. At some point she'd learn why they also required a red lace doily and a lemon.

 

I don't know about you guys, but I never go anywhere without at least two doilies about my person.