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Prudence Says So

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Author: Ethel Hueston
Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 55,940 / 170 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.5
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 325
Added to site: 2007.05.29
mnybks.net#: 17131
Origin: gutenberg.org

Prudence is a slender wisp of a girl, alert, practical, charming. She has the unmatched task of caring for her pastor-father and four younger sisters--especially the "heavenly twins." She will make you laugh and at the same time brush away your tears. To those homes where Prudence is known she will come as a boon that lightens burdens and scatters cheer.

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--Carol was born for higher things than dish washing, and she had splashed soap-suds on the table. The pan had been set among them--and then, neatly wiped on the inside, it had been hung up behind the table,--with the suds on the bottom. And it was upon this same dishpan that Connie climbed so carefully in search of her darling dime.

The result was certain. As she slowly and breathlessly raised herself on tiptoe, steadying herself with the tips of her fingers lightly touching the stove-pipe, her foot moved treacherously into the soapy area, and slipped. Connie screamed, caught desperately at the pipe, and fell to the floor in a sickening jumble of stove-pipe, dishpan and soot beyond her wildest fancies! Her cries brought her sisters flying, and the sight of the blackened kitchen, and the unfortunate child in the midst of disaster, banished from their minds all memory of the coming chaperon, of Prudence's warning words:--Connie was in trouble. With sisterly affection they rescued her, and did not hear t

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