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She wrote to him formal, monotonous, and dry letters, to which she attached no importance herself, and in the rough copies of which the countess corrected her mistakes in spelling.
These are merely the rough copies," he explained: "and, as soon as I have put in the final corrections--" making a great commotion among the different parchments, "--a semi-colon or two that I have accidentally omitted--" here he darted about, pen in hand, from one part of the scroll to another, spreading sheets of blotting-paper over his corrections, "all will be ready for signing.
Rough copies of his letters were dated and put away in a box, ticketed "My Correspondence.
After the students' rough copies were drafted, a box of dictionaries and thesauruses was made available and students were challenged to improve their writing in their final copies.