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Elsie's Girlhood

A Sequel to ''Elsie Dinsmore'' and ''Elsie's Holidays at Roselands''

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Author: Martha Finley
Published: 1872
Language: English
Wordcount: 95,126 / 269 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87.1
LoC Category: PZ
Series: Elsie Dinsmore
Downloads: 1,036
Added to site: 2005.11.27
mnybks.net#: 11941
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Young Readers
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ply stroking her hair in a soothing way, and once or twice pressing his lips gently to her forehead.

"You feel better now, dearest, do you not?" he asked presently, as she raised her head to wipe away her tears.

"Yes, papa."

"Now tell me what it was all about."

"Miss Stevens does say such hateful things, papa!"

He laid his finger upon her lips. "Don't use that word again. It does not sound at all like my usually gentle sweet-tempered little girl."

"I won't, papa," she murmured, blushing and hanging her head. Then hiding her face on his breast, she lay there for several minutes perfectly silent and still.

"What is my little girl thinking of?" he asked at length.

"How everybody talks about you, papa; last evening I was out on the veranda, and I heard John and Miss Stevens' maid, Phillis, talking together. It was moonlight, you know, papa," she went on, turning her face toward him again: "and they were out under the trees and John had his arm round her, and he was kissing her, and telling

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