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Maggie Miller

The Story of Old Hagar's Secret

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Author: Mary J. Holmes
Language: English
Wordcount: 82,151 / 236 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 68.5
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,169
Added to site: 2004.06.30
mnybks.net#: 8202
Genre: Romance
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e kept in requisition, she muttered: "Little would they care if Hester died upon my hands. And she will die too," she continued, as by the fading daylight she saw the pallor deepen on her daughter's face.

And Hagar was right, for Hester's sands were nearer run than those of Mrs. Miller. The utmost care might not, perhaps, have saved her; but the matter was not tested; and when the long clock at the head of the stairs struck the hour of midnight she murmured: "It is getting dark here, mother--so dark--and I am growing cold. Can it be death?"

"Yes, Hester, 'tis death," answered Hagar, and her voice was unnaturally calm as she laid her hand on the clammy brow of her daughter.

An hour later, and Madam Conway, who sat dozing in the parlor below, ready for any summons which might come from Margaret's room, was roused by the touch of a cold, hard hand, and Hagar Warren stood before her.

"Come," she said, "come with me;" and, thinking only of Margaret, Madam Conway arose to follow her. "Not there--but thi

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