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A Prairie Infanta

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Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 20,733 / 66 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.2
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 422
Added to site: 2009.10.10 25519

The history of a motherless girl brought up in a Colorado mining town with all its strange and picturesque surroundings, and how she eventually found her father.

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ss Combs," advised the doctor. "It'll be good for you to have her here."

"I've got to think if it'll be good for her," said Jane.

"If that's all!" chorused the two men. They rose. The thing was settled. "I'll go and tell the Vigil tribe," said Keene, "and send Lola's things over here right off." With a wave of the hand and a relieved look, he went down the road.

That night a boy brought to Jane's door a queer little collapsible trunk of sun-cured hide, thonged fast with leather loops. The Navajo blanket was outside. Jane surmised that Mr. Keene had sent it because he dreaded its saddening associations. A message from him conveyed the information that he expected to leave town early the next morning, and that Lola would be sent over from the Vigils.

All during the afternoon Jane waited with breathless expectancy. The afternoon waned, but Lola did not come. Finally, possessed of fear and foreboding, Jane set forth to inquire into the matter.

Upon opening the Vigil gate, she sa



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