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Violet: A Fairy Story

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Published: 1856
Language: English
Wordcount: 20,517 / 64 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.6
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 1,300
Added to site: 2011.11.07 30966
Genre: Young Readers

A tale of fairies and other mythical beings.

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Now, my dear readers, though I hope with all my heart that you will try to be as good and loving as Violet, I don't want you to do every thing she did. All toads are not as fond of a sprinkling as Toady and his young brothers were; so you mustn't drown the poor things in water every time you meet one.

What you need is, to persuade the fairies Love and Contentment to live in your home, and trust to your keeping a charm like the one they had placed in Violet's heart.

Then, every morning of your lives, they will tell something which you can do, and no one else can do as well, to make others happy--kind deeds that will lighten misfortune, and loving words that may enter like music, and dwell in some lonely, sorrowing heart.

Believe always this one thing--that every kind deed you do for others will make you happier then and always, and every unkind deed will make you feel ashamed and sorry so long as you remember it. No matter to whom the kindness or unkindness may b



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