The Blossoming Rod

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Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 6,128 / 24 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 88.8
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 411
Added to site: 2006.06.10
mnybks.net#: 13908
Origin: gutenberg.org

The story of a father's little family worries and troubles upon the approach of the annual gift-giving day, and of his glad surprise in receiving just the gift he most desired, a trout rod.

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child has tried!" burst forth Clytie, her dark eyes drowned in sparkles. "And they're so unfair at school--giving you a mark if you squeak your chair, or speak, or look at anybody; as if any child could be expected to sit like a stone all the time! I'm sure I love to hear children laughing--and you know yourself how hard it is for George to be quiet! We had a little talk about it together, he and I; and now you see! It's been such work keeping his card from you each month when you asked for it. One day he thought he had a bad mark and he couldn't eat any dinner--you thought he was ill; but he went to Miss Skinner the next day and she took it off because he had been trying so hard to be good. Joe, why don't you speak?"

"George, I'm proud of you!" said Langshaw simply. There was a slight huskiness in his voice; the round face and guileless blue eyes of his little boy, who had tried "awful hard to be good," seemed to have acquired a new dignity. The father saw in him the grown-up son who could be depende

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