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Elsie's Womanhood

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Author: Martha Finley
Published: 1875
Language: English
Wordcount: 87,783 / 253 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.8
LoC Category: PS
Series: Elsie Dinsmore
Downloads: 887
Added to site: 2005.12.14
mnybks.net#: 12216
Origin: gutenberg.org

A Sequel to Elsie's Girlhood.

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Travilla threw a shawl about her shoulders and stepped out upon the veranda; then, tempted by the beauty of the night, walked down the avenue to meet her son or see if there were any signs of his approach.

She had not gone half the distance ere the sound of horses' hoofs reached her ear--distant at first but coming rapidly nearer, till a lady and gentleman drew rein at the gate, while the servant who had been riding in the rear dismounted and threw it open.

They came dashing up, but paused and drew rein again at sight of the old lady standing there under the trees.

"Mother," cried her son, springing from the saddle, "you were not alarmed? anxious? surely."

"No, no, Edward, but glad to see you and Elsie! my dear child, this is very kind."

"Not at all, dear Mrs. Travilla; it is so lovely an evening for a ride; or walk either," she added, giving her hand to her escort and springing lightly to the ground.

Mr. Travilla put the hand into that of his mother. "Take her to your heart, mother; she is

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