The Little Girl Who Was Taught by Experience

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Author: Anonymous
Published: 1827
Language: English
Wordcount: 8,531 / 30 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 777
Added to site: 2010.12.09
mnybks.net#: 29861
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Young Readers
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nce which gave them a good view of this fine garden; the flower beds were all laid out in squares, and diamonds, and circles, which were all bordered with beautiful green box. And Lucy saw the old man with his rake, who looked exactly as if he could move and was just going to turn his hay; and she saw the droll looking old woman holding up her apron of corn; and they were very much amused, discovering new beauties in this garden for a long time, but at last they were startled by hearing the snorting of a horse very near to them. They had not seen that there was any horse in the pasture before, but when they looked up they saw Mr. Russel's great black horse galloping up to them, rearing and kicking up his hind feet in the air, while John the stable-boy was running after him with a halter to catch him.

The little girls were very much frightened when they saw such a great loose horse so near to them, and they began to run towards the house as fast as their limbs would carry them, for they thought the blac

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Average Rating of 2 from 1 reviews: **
2010.12.14
C. Alan Loewen
**...

The Little Girl Who Was Taught by Experience is a ham-fisted morality tale written in 1827 when good little girls were admired for their altruism and docility.

Lucy is a motherless child who, because of her doting father, becomes a little monster, a bad seed, a tiny tyrant.

Her aunt takes Lucy into her home for a year allows Lucy to learn through bad choices the difference between right and wrong.

In the story, Lucy makes a bad decision which ends up with a costly dress destroyed and in the end of the story she comes quite close to killing herself and repents on what might have been her deathbed.

There are reasons you don't see stories for children like this anymore.


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