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A New Zealand Courtship

and Other Work-A-Day Stories

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Published: 1910
Language: English
Wordcount: 48,586 / 128 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.5
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 351
Added to site: 2009.08.12 24977

For Honour's Sake -- A New Zealand Courtship -- In Search of Conquest -- Nackie -- The Story Behind a Shop

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im, depend on it,' said the gentleman. 'Jump out, Millie, and ask her if she is Mrs. Marriott.'

Millie dashed through the rain, carrying the roses under her umbrella. With a sudden 'Ah,' the watchers saw the nosegay change hands. The mother was found, and three much-relieved little people were driven home to another anxious mother.

When Davie awoke next morning, the first thing he saw was his Sunday jacket, all streaked with mud. He slipped out of bed, stiff and sore after yesterday, and gently rubbed the cloth together. The mud turned to powder, and fell on his bare feet.

'It does rub off!' he thought joyfully. 'She said it would, when it was dry.'

It was quite a discovery. Hope revived once more. Davie dressed himself and went out to light the fire and milk the cows. Emmie spoke kindly to him when she appeared; and after breakfast they gave his clothes a good brushing, and the 'clean dirt' all came off, leaving hardly a stain upon them. Davie was able to go to Sunday school



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