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Mère Girauds Little Daughter

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Published: 1877
Language: English
Wordcount: 7,132 / 28 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.1
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,020
Added to site: 2007.11.05
mnybks.net#: 18871
Genre: Short Story
Excerpt

e I have seen her," she said.

"Yes," answered Jeanne in a little doubt; "but Paris is a long way off."

"Yes," said Mère Giraud; "but it appears that all at once I realize how long it is since I have seen my child. I am getting old, you see. I was not very young when she was born, and, as one grows older, one becomes more uneasy and obstinate in one's fancies. This morning I feel that I must see my Laure. My heart yearns for her, and"--hastily--"she will undoubtedly be rejoiced to see me. She has often said that she wished she might lay her head upon my breast again."

It seemed that she was resolved upon the journey. She was in a singular, uneasy mood, and restless beyond measure. She who had never been twenty miles from St. Croix had made up her mind to leave it at once and confront all the terrors of a journey to Paris,--for there were terrors in such a journey to the mind of a simple peasant who had so far traveled but in one groove. She would not even wait to consult Monsieu

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2010.03.29
Leah A. Zeldes
****.

A lovely young woman writes from Paris of her marriage to a wealthy man, but her proud mother becomes uneasy. Subtly told but predictable.


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