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The Store Boy

or, The Fortunes of Ben Barclay

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Published: 1887
Language: English
Wordcount: 46,551 / 140 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87.1
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 962
Added to site: 2004.06.30
mnybks.net#: 7980
Origin: gutenberg.org
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CHAPTER III

MRS. BARCLAY'S CALLERS

About half-past eight o'clock Mrs. Barclay sat with her work in her hand. Her headache was better, but she did not regret not having accompanied Ben to the Town Hall.

"I am glad Ben is enjoying himself," she thought, "but I would rather stay quietly at home. Poor boy! he works hard enough, and needs recreation now and then."

Just then a knock was heard at the outside door.

"I wonder who it can be?" thought the widow. "I supposed everybody would be at the Town Hall. It may be Mrs. Perkins come to borrow something."

Mrs. Perkins was a neighbor much addicted to borrowing, which was rather disagreeable, but might have been more easily tolerated but that she seldom returned the articles lent.

Mrs. Barclay went to the door and opened it, fully expecting to see her borrowing neighbor. A very different person met her view. The ragged hat, the ill-looking face, the negl

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