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Bad Hugh

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Author: Mary J. Holmes
Published: 1900
Language: English
Wordcount: 132,091 / 371 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.2
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,976
Added to site: 2005.09.06
mnybks.net#: 11242
Origin: gutenberg.org
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o hereafter, no heaven for such as she, but I know better now, and I am glad there is, for she is safe forever."

These were not mere idle words, and the belief then expressed became with Hugh Worthington a firm, fixed principle, which his skeptical uncle tried in vain to eradicate. "There was a heaven, and she was there," comprised nearly the whole of Hugh's religious creed, if we except a vague, misty hope, that he, too, would some day find her, how or by what means he never seriously inquired; only this he knew, it would be through her influence, which even now followed him everywhere, producing its good effects. It had checked him many and many a time when his fierce temper was in the ascendant, forcing back the harsh words he would otherwise have spoken, and making him as gentle as a child; and when the temptations to which young men of his age are exposed were spread out alluringly before him, a single thought of her was sufficient to lead him from the forbidden ground.

Only once had he fallen, and

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