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The Abbot's Ghost, (A Christmas Story)

Or, Maurice Treherne's Temptation

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Published: 1867
Language: English
Wordcount: 26,304 / 80 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 25,178 489

t. I was homesick, and Aunt could never bear to hear of those things. It was before your marriage, and all the kinder, for you were the queen of the night, yet had a word for poor little me."

Mrs. Snowdon was pale to the lips, and Maurice impatiently tapped the arm of his chair, while the girl innocently chatted on.

"I am sorry the general is such an invalid; yet I dare say you find great happiness in taking care of him. It is so pleasant to be of use to those we love." And as she spoke, Octavia leaned over her cousin to hand him the glove he had dropped.

The affectionate smile that accompanied the act made the color deepen again in Mrs. Snowdon's cheek, and lit a spark in her softened eyes. Her lips curled and her voice was sweetly sarcastic as she answered, "Yes, it is charming to devote one's life to these dear invalids, and find one's reward in their gratitude. Youth, beauty, health, and happiness are small sacrifices if one wins a little comfort for the poor sufferers."

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****

I LOVE The Abbots Ghost. It is an excellant book. I would recomend it to anyone without hesitation.



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