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The Lilac Girl

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Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 39,382 / 117 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.1
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,003
Added to site: 2005.12.13
mnybks.net#: 11870
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-if he wanted it--in which to go where he liked, do what he liked. One might do much worse, he reflected, than find some such spot as this and idle to one's heart's content. There would be trout, as like as not, in that stony brook back there; sunfish, probably, in that lazy stream crossing the open meadow yonder. It would be jolly to try one's luck on a day like this; jolly to lie back on the green bank with a rod beside one and watch the big white clouds sail across the wide blue of the sky. It would seem almost like being a boy again!

Presently, when, after passing through the sleepy village of Tottingham, the road crossed a shallow stream, Wade bade the boy drive through it.

"Don't have to," replied unimaginative fourteen. "There's a bridge."

"I know there is," answered Wade, "but my doctor has forbidden bridges. Drive through the water. I want to hear it gurgle against the wheels."

He closed his eyes, expectantly content, and so did not see the alarmed look which the boy shot at him. The hors

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2010.02.12
Leah A. Zeldes
***..

A very old-fashioned love story, sweet, but sappy. In Chapter I, a rough Colorado miner, Wade Herrick, has a momentary meeting with a New York girl, and declares love at first sight. In Chapter II, five years later, he moves to a bucolic New England village, where -- lucky coincidence! -- she turns out to be his next-door neighbor.


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