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Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag VI

An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving, Etc.

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Published: 1882
Language: English
Wordcount: 56,111 / 158 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.5
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 2,067
Added to site: 2008.12.20 22914

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hat all was safe. The servants thought the fright had hurt her wits, and let her be, but Rupert, the boy, stood by her and never was afraid of her queer ways. She was 'a pious maid,' the book says, and often spent the long evenings reading the Bible, with her brother by her, all alone in the great room, with no one to help her bear her secret, and no good news of her father. At last, word came that the king was dead and his friends banished out of England. Then the poor children were in a sad plight, for they had no mother, and the servants all ran away, leaving only one faithful old man to help them."

"But the father did come?" cried Roxy, eagerly.

"You'll see," continued Eph, half telling, half reading.

"Matilda was sure he would, so she sat on in the big chair, guarding the papers, and no one could get her away, till one day a man came with her father's ring and told her to give up the secret. She knew the ring, but would not tell until she had asked many questions, so as to be very su



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