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The Beggar Man

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Author: Ruby M. Ayres (R.W. Pocock)
Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 43,165 / 128 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 93
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,609
Added to site: 2010.01.01
mnybks.net#: 26162
Origin: gutenberg.org

This romantic novel shows Ms. Ayre's keen insight into human nature.

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ve a holiday," she said bluntly.

Faith was vaguely disappointed. She had been so sure that Peg would see the romance of her adventure. She worked badly that day; her fingers seemed all thumbs.

Twice the forewoman spoke to her sharply, and once Peg said with a faint smile: "You're thinking about that car, aren't you, Faith?"

The girl flushed sensitively, with quick denial.

"Of course not." But she knew that she was.

She looked at herself anxiously in a tiny glass before she started home. For the first time she realized how pale and thin she was, and how poor her clothes. Her heart swelled with a sense of the injustice of life as she trudged along the hot streets.

To-day there was no Beggar Man, no wonderful car gliding up to the kerb to pick her up and carry her the weary way home; such a thing could not happen a second time.

"But it was only a story, Faith...." That was what her mother had said, so perhaps everything wonderful in life was just a story, too--nev

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