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The Golden House

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Author: Sarah S. Baker
Published: 1903
Language: English
Wordcount: 39,241 / 114 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.7
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 679
Added to site: 2009.03.18
mnybks.net#: 23724
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w white walls, that were pierced by a line of small rounded windows.

"That is Aneholm Church," the father said, half reprovingly. "There your maternal ancestors are buried, and there their escutcheons stand till this day. I need not tell you who is now laid in that churchyard."

He turned his face from the loving eyes of the child, and she was silent.

A few more free movements of the swift horses, and the carriage stopped before a white-arched gateway. A wall of high old lindens shut in the churchyard from the world without, if world the green pastures, quiet groves, and low cottages could be called. It was but a small enclosure, and thick set with old monuments and humbler memorials, open books of iron on slender supports, their inscriptions dimmed by the rust of time, small stones set up by loving peasant hands, and one fresh grave covered with evergreen branches. Alma understood that on that grave she must place the wreath of white flowers that had lain in her lap, and there her father

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Average Rating of 2 from 1 reviews: **
2010.09.02
Leah A. Zeldes
**...

A slow, dull story about a Swedish family who take in an Italian baby and bring him up to be a good Protestant. He starts out a good boy and remains one all his life. Nothing especially notable happens.


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