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A Crooked Path

A Novel

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Author: Mrs. Alexander
Published: 1890
Language: English
Wordcount: 164,469 / 467 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.5
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 816
Added to site: 2006.05.19
mnybks.net#: 13652
Origin: gutenberg.org
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e was killed in Australia."

"Why have hard-hearted wretches heaps of money, while kind, generous souls like you never have a farthing?"

"That is a mystery of long standing," said Mrs. Liddell, with a faint smile. "Katie, I cannot think or talk any more. I will go and lie down in my own room. There neither Ada nor the children can disturb me. Oh, my darling, how can I ever die in peace if I leave you to do battle with the bitter, bitter world unprovided for?" Her voice quivered, and the hand she laid on her daughter's trembled.

"Do not fear for me, mother. I am tougher and more selfish than you are. It is time I worked for you. How feverish you are! Come up to your own room. You will see things differently when you have had a little sleep. If the worst comes, I will tell Ada that we must give up the house and go back to lodgings. We never had difficulties before we came here."

"No, for we never had debts. Now I have, and I have this house for nearly three years lon

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