When Grandmamma Was New

The Story of a Virginia Childhood

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Author: Marion Harland (Mary Virginia Hawes)
Published: 1899
Language: English
Wordcount: 52,906 / 154 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.5
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 498
Added to site: 2008.04.22
mnybks.net#: 20631
Origin: gutenberg.org
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cattered stuffing beneath; the crop of black curls was tangled in the topmost limb of the sapling. The blue silk gown would never fit the pliant waist again. Rozillah was beyond the possibility of reconstruction.

I threw my arms around Cousin Molly Belle's neck, and burst into a torrent of childish tears.

I think I must have been whipped for that afternoon's work. I ought to have been, and Solomon, as a disciplinarian, was in high repute in the family connection. I am sure that I was put forthwith to bed and left alone for an eternity without even Musidora to bear me company. I had an indefinite impression that they feared the effect of association with such a wicked child upon her morals and manners.

I recollect that my mother brought me the bread and milk which was all the supper I was to have, and talked me tenderly into tears.

But most vividly do I recall the apparition which stole into my solitude after supper--which I had scented longingly from afar. A wraith all in white--go

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