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Maid Sally

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Published: 1902
Language: English
Wordcount: 45,527 / 132 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66.3
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 612
Added to site: 2010.05.12 27693

A charming story of girl life. The plot is breezy and natural and holds the attention to the last page. The chief scenes belong to the early days of Virginia, just before the Revolution; and the plot runs on through the earlier years of the war. It is an entertaining narrative, in which the career of the heroine is portrayed from "household slavery" to the possession of a fortune and ease.

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le Maid Sally, was wild to cut over from Slipside Row and hide herself.

Because, ah! because she had found out that young Lionel Grandison, son of Sir Percival and Lady Gabrielle Grandison, was in the habit of roving over to the arbor after supper with his books, and supposing himself alone, would often read aloud.

But now, his cousin, the Lady Rosamond Earlscourt, was spending the summer at Ingleside, and Lionel, sixteen, tall, straight, and manly in his boyish beauty, was reading aloud evenings to his fair cousin Rosamond and his sister, Lucretia Grandison, a Fairy story.

He had read later than usual the night before, and, ah! it was almost as if a Fairy had lifted her lightsome wand and granted some great boon when Mistress Cory Ann said to Sally that after supper she could go where she liked, and work would be over for the day.

That would give her time in which to do a bit of prinking, even such as pulling out her tangled locks and putting her poor little dress as straight as s



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