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Elsie's New Relations

What They Did and How They Fared at Ion

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Author: Martha Finley
Published: 1883
Language: English
Wordcount: 68,154 / 196 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.7
LoC Category: PS
Series: Elsie Dinsmore
Downloads: 704
Added to site: 2005.12.14
mnybks.net#: 12215

A Sequel to Grandmother Elsie

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e hastened away to do his father's bidding.

"Just the dearest, kindest father that ever was!" he said to himself, as he bounded up the stairs. "I'll never do anything again to vex him, if I can help it."

He was down again in a moment with two dime novels and a story-paper of the same stamp.

The captain had finished his toilet. Seating himself he took what Max had brought, and glancing hastily over it, "How much of this trash have you read, Max?" he asked.

"The paper and most of one book, papa. I'll not read any more such, since you've forbidden me; but they're very interesting, papa."

"I dare say, to a boy of your age. But you don't think I would want to deprive you of any innocent pleasure, Max?"

"No, sir; oh, no! But may I know why you won't let me read such stories?"

"Yes; it is because they give false views of life, and thus lead to wrong and foolish actions. Why, Max, some boys have been made burglars and highwaymen by such stories. I want you to be a reader, but of good and wholesom

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