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The Looking-Glass for the Mind

or Intellectual Mirror

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Author: M. Berquin
Published: 1825
Language: English
Wordcount: 48,294 / 141 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 68.7
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 448
Added to site: 2008.10.12 22329

Being an Elegant Collectionofthe Most Delightful Little Storiesand Interesting Tales:Chiefly Translated from that Much Admired Workl'Ami Des Enfans.

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fears and apprehensions, and make you afraid even of your own shadows." But when Anabella told her that her books were all bought at the corner of St. Paul's Church-yard, she seemed perfectly satisfied.

They had hardly entered the market, when the little rambling eyes of Anabella caught sight of her mamma. She shrieked with joy, and, like an arrow out of a bow, darted from the old woman, and flew to her parent, who clasped her pretty dear in her arms, and, after tenderly embracing her, "How came you," said she, "my sweet angel, to wander from me? I have been so frightened as to be hardly able to contain myself."

Anabella threw her arms round the neck of her mamma, and fixing her lips to her cheeks, kept kissing her, till a torrent of tears gave ease to her heart. As soon as she was able to speak, "My dear mamma," said she, "I stopped to look at a pretty little chaise drawn by six dogs, and in the mean time I lost you. I looked for you, and called for you, but I could neither see nor hear you. I



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