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Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer

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Author: Jessie Graham Flower (Josephine Chase)
Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 54,480 / 160 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.3
LoC Category: PZ
Series: College Girls
Downloads: 635
Added to site: 2007.01.29
mnybks.net#: 15935
Origin: gutenberg.org
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THE HOUSE BEHIND THE WORLD

"How many letters for me, Bridget?" trilled Grace Harlowe as she raced across the lawn to the front steps with the reckless enthusiasm of a small boy. A glimpse of the postman's retreating back had brought her scurrying from the garden to collect her own.

"Sure and it's a deal of mail ye be always gettin', Miss Grace," commented Bridget proudly, as she handed the eager-faced questioner a small stack of letters that brought a sparkle of pleasant anticipation to Grace's gray eyes.

"More than I deserve, I am sorry to say. I'm by no means a perfect correspondent. Thank you, Bridget." With a bright little nod, Grace skipped joyfully up the steps and made harbor in the big porch swing. "I'll read them as they come," she decided, "then each one will be a fresh surprise. Hello! Here's Miriam first of all. That means Anne delivered my message." Hastily tearing open the envelope, Grace drew forth a single sheet of thick white paper and read:

"DEAR GRACE:

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