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Aunt Judith

The Story of a Loving Life

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Author: Grace Beaumont
Published: 1888
Language: English
Wordcount: 47,360 / 141 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 68
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 391
Added to site: 2007.05.15 16939

A pretty tale brightly written and containing some good pictures of school girl character. Winnie Blake is the wilful young heroine; we scarcely know whether to give the palm to her or to her brother Dick for mischief and loveableness. Both are eminently natural personages. The brother and sister come under the benign influence of Aunt Judith, who is an author of girls books and a happy Christian woman, and learn some valuable lessons which help them in later years. The loving life referred to in the title belongs to this Aunt Judith, and its influence survives long after her life is ended.

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s close at hand, and in all the glory of its powerful mechanism the great locomotive swept into the busy station. The lady, stepping nearer the edge of the platform, gazed into the windows of the carriages as the train passed, slackening speed; then with a quick gesture of recognition went forward and turned the handle of one of the doors at which a young girl was standing looking wistfully on the many faces hurrying by. "Nellie Latimer, I am sure," she said in a kind voice; "'tis a dreary night to bid you welcome. I am your Aunt Judith, dear," and assisting the girl out of the carriage, she lifted her veil for a single moment and laid a kiss on the fresh, young cheek. "What have you in the way of luggage? One trunk. Well, stand here while I go and find it," saying which she glided away and was lost to view in the bustling crowd. In a few moments she returned, followed by a porter bearing the modest, black box; and bidding the young traveller come with her, left the platform, hailed a cab, and was soon drivin



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