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Rufus and Rose

The Fortunes of Rough and Ready

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Published: 1870
Language: English
Wordcount: 49,018 / 146 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 89.5
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 1,113
Added to site: 2008.07.05
mnybks.net#: 21427
Origin: gutenberg.org
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ch their mother lacked, were romping noisily on the floor.

"Mrs. Colman," said the landlady, "this is the young lady I spoke of."

"Take a seat, please," said Mrs. Colman, politely. "I am an invalid as you see, Mrs. ----?" here she looked up inquiringly.

"Miss Manning," said the seamstress.

"Then the little girl is not yours?"

"Not mine; but I have the care of her, as her mother is dead."

"How old is she?"

"Eight."

"A little older than my Jennie. Are you fond of children, Miss Manning?"

"Very much so."

"I am looking for some one who will look after my little girls during the day, and teach them. At present they know absolutely nothing, and I have not been willing to send them out of the house to school. What I have been thinking is, of securing some one who would live in the house, and take the care of the children off my hands. I am an invalid, as you see, and sometimes their noise absolutely distracts me."

Miss Manning was struck wi

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