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Grandmother Elsie

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Author: Martha Finley
Published: 1882
Language: English
Wordcount: 63,069 / 182 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86.2
LoC Category: PS
Series: Elsie Dinsmore
Downloads: 620
Added to site: 2005.12.14
mnybks.net#: 12213

A Sequel to Elsie's Widowhood

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," Mrs. Travilla said, drawing Elsie to it with an arm about her waist. "You are right, my child--I have news for you. Oh, not the worst, dearest!" as Elsie seemed to gasp for breath. "Lester lives, but is very ill with typhoid fever."

"Mamma!" cried Elsie, starting to her feet, "I must go to him! go at once. O dearest mother, do not hinder me!" and she clasped her hands in piteous entreaty, the big tears rapidly chasing each other down her pale cheeks.

"If I could go with you," faltered the mother, "or your grandfather; but I can neither leave nor take my little ones, and he would never consent to leave me, or his poor old father, who seems just tottering on the verge of the grave."

"I know! I see! but, O mother, mother! how can I let him die all alone in a stranger land? Think if it had been you and my father!"

"What is your entreaty, daughter?" Mr. Dinsmore asked, coming up and laying his hand affectionately upon his grandchild's shoulder.

"To go to him--to Lester, grandpa. Oh, how can I sta

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2008.07.03
rich1010
*****

Great Book!


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