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Mary Louise Solves a Mystery

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Author: L. Frank Baum
Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 46,480 / 140 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.5
LoC Category: PZ
Series: Bluebird Books
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 1,845
Added to site: 2008.02.12
mnybks.net#: 20027
Origin: gutenberg.org
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ut I have not included such a request in my will and I have endeavored, in case he proves inclined to neglect her, to require the court to appoint another guardian. That is, of course, merely a precaution, for I know his nature is gentle and kind, and he adores--or at least he used to adore children."

The doctor sat, notebook in hand, musing. The matter-of-fact, businesslike way in which she referred to her marital relations and her assumed unconcern over her own dreadful fate impressed the good man as extraordinary. But he was relieved to know that little Alora, of whom he had grown quite fond, was to have the guardianship of a parent, and glad that the character of Jason Jones was above reproach. The man's failure to succeed as an artist, while it might have been a source of chagrin to his art-loving wife, did not lower him to any extent in Dr. Anstruther's opinion.

"I suppose Alora does not remember her father?" he presently remarked.

"She was about two years old when we separated."

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