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A Franconia Story

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Author: Jacob Abbott
Published: 1853
Language: English
Wordcount: 35,913 / 106 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80.7
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 871
Added to site: 2009.05.13 24137
Genre: Young Readers

nt she saw Phonny before her just coming out from among the bushes and calling to her,

"Malleville! Malleville! come here quick!--I have found a cavern."

Malleville went on, and presently she came in view of what Phonny called a cavern. It was a place where two immense fragments of rock leaned over toward each other, so as to form a sort of roof, beneath which was an inclosure which Phonny called a cavern. He might perhaps have more properly called it a grotto. There was a great flat stone at the bottom of the cavern, which made an excellent floor, and there was an open place in the top behind, where Phonny thought that the smoke would go out if he should make a fire.

"There, Malleville," said Phonny, when she came where she could see the cavern, "that is what I call a discovery. We will play that we are savages, and that we live in a cavern."

Phonny rolled two large stones into the cavern, and placed them in the back part of it, where he intended to build his fire. These stones we



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