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Betty Leicester

A Story For Girls

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Published: 1889
Language: English
Wordcount: 57,823 / 162 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 813
Added to site: 2009.01.29 23279
Genre: Young Readers

Fifteen-year-old Betty spends a summer with her aunts in Tideshead, Massachusetts, while her father, a naturalist, travels to Alaska.

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old head at her young fellow-passenger whenever they caught each other's eye. Betty was sorry to lose this new friend so soon, and felt more lonely than ever. She wished that they had known each other's names, and especially that there had been time to hear the whole of the boat story.

Now that there was no one else in the car seat it seemed to be a good time to look over some things in the pretty London traveling bag, which had been pushed under its owner's feet until then. Betty found a small bit of chocolate for herself by way of dessert to the early luncheon, and made an entry in a tidy little account book which she meant to keep carefully until she should be with papa again. It was a very interesting bag, with a dressing-case fitted into it and a writing case, all furnished with glass and ivory and silver fittings and yet very plain, and nice, and convenient. Betty's dear friend, Mrs. Duncan, had given it to her that very spring, before she thought of coming to America, and on the voyage it had b



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