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Published: 1859
Language: English
Wordcount: 170,449 / 488 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.5
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 945 2521

where the sunlight lay warm and tempting, sat a trio of the inmates. In the foreground was a slight fairy form, "a wee winsome thing," with coral lips, and large, soft blue eyes, set in a frame of short, clustering golden curls. She looked about six years old, and was clad, like her companions, in canary-colored flannel dress and blue- check apron. Lillian was the pet of the asylum, and now her rosy cheek rested upon her tiny white palm, as though she wearied of the picture-book which lay at her feet. The figure beside her was one whose marvelous beauty riveted the gaze of all who chanced to see her. The child could have been but a few months older than Lillian, yet the brilliant black eyes, the peculiar curve of the dimpled mouth, and long, dark ringlets, gave to the oval face a maturer and more piquant loveliness. The cast of Claudia's countenance bespoke her foreign parentage, and told of the warm, fierce Italian blood that glowed in her cheeks. There was fascinating grace in every movement, even in the ea

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 2 from 1 reviews: **

its a good book but half the time its becomes obvious
it would be good to read if you are trying to find god or realize god or some thing like that
in many chapters of the book it gets too preachy to continue
i almost gave up but if you want to time pass its fine



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