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Published: 1891
Language: English
Wordcount: 76,383 / 216 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.1
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 618
Added to site: 2009.05.01
mnybks.net#: 24033
Origin: gutenberg.org

Bessie Lambert is the daughter of a country doctor, who meets the daughter of an old friend of her parents while snowed up in a train. From this small beginning comes a visit to our Bessie's home and a return visit to the home of her friend, Edna Sefton. Introductions to brothers follow, and after a series of pleasantly described incidents the book ends with a double wedding.

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not realize things; their imagination just skims over the surface. I think it is my want of imagination helps me. I never will look round the corner to try and find out what disagreeable thing is coming next. One could not live so and feel cheerful."

"Then you are one of those good people, Miss Lambert, who think it their duty to cultivate cheerfulness. I was quite surprised to see you look so tranquil, when I had been indulging in a babyish fit of crying, from sheer fright and misery; but it made me feel better only to look at you."

"I am so glad," was Bessie's answer. "I remember being very much struck by a passage in an essay I once read, but I can only quote it from memory; it was to the effect that when a cheerful person enters a room it is as though fresh candles are lighted. The illustration pleases me."

"True, it was very telling. Yes, you are cheerful, and you are very fond of talking."

"I am afraid I am a sad chatterbox," returned Bessie, blushing, as though she were cons

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