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Donald and Dorothy

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Published: 1883
Language: English
Wordcount: 83,258 / 242 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.3
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 443
Added to site: 2009.05.18
mnybks.net#: 24193
Genre: Young Readers
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afraid of her the next--no, not exactly afraid of her, but afraid of his own thoughts. Something troubles him. I wonder what in the world it is! May be--"

"Well?" exclaimed Dorry, impatiently, at last.

"Well," repeated Don, in a different tone, "the fact is, it is trying for you, Dorry, and I can't make it out."

Meanwhile Lydia, down stairs, was working herself into what she called "a state" on this very matter. "It isn't Christian," she thought to herself, "though if ever a man was a true, good Christian, Mr. G. is; but he's amazin' odd. The fact is, he doesn't know his own mind in this business from one day to the next, and he thinks, Jack and I are stone blind--Mercy! If here don't come those precious children!"

Surely enough, the precious children were on their way down the kitchen stairs. They did not go into that cheerful, well-scrubbed apartment, however, but trudged directly into the adjoining room, in which Liddy, guarded by the faithful old dog, Nero, was now sea

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