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Unlucky

A Fragment of a Girl's Life

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Author: Caroline Austin
Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 34,964 / 107 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.5
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 5,253
Added to site: 2011.03.23
mnybks.net#: 30086
Origin: gutenberg.org
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s to conform to them, and stay!"--as Helen was turning away abruptly--"don't go while I am speaking. Have you learned your lessons for to-morrow?"

"No."

"Then ask Martha to put a lamp in the school-room, and set to work at once. We shall not expect to see you this evening."

"I won't set to work at once--I won't, I won't, I won't," muttered Helen under her breath. Her passion was rising; but for her father's sake, her father who had been so good to her, and who she dimly understood was responsible for her lapse from duty that afternoon, she strove to control herself. Knowing that her only chance was in escape, she made a dash at the door; but in so doing the top of her violin came into contact with a small china-laden table, and a valuable Dresden figure fell to the ground with a crash.

Mrs. Desmond, fairly roused from her wonted calm, rushed forward, uttering a low cry. Her china was very dear to her. She suffered no one but herself to touch it, and it was her boast that each piece

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