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The Pearl of Love

or, Josey's Gift

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Author: Madeline Leslie
Published: 1868
Language: English
Wordcount: 8,658 / 31 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87.6
LoC Category: BR
Downloads: 625
Added to site: 2010.09.29
mnybks.net#: 29125
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Religion
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would understand that we should keep your little Miss till morning," explained Mr. Matthews.

"But mothers have such tender hearts," added Mr. Codman, "and we ought to thank God for it. Come, wife, we must be off. We have fourteen miles to go, and it's almost twelve o'clock."

"There's a difference in ministers as in other folks," whispered Martin aside to Ann. "Mr. Matthews scolded well, and wouldn't hear of going back; but your master did as he would be done by."

"Just like his text," returned Ann. "'Be ye kind one to another.'"

CHAPTER IV.

JOSEY'S TEMPER.

It was a little past two when the weary family alighted at their own door. For the last few miles, the moon had been clouded; the horses were tired; and they had to drive with care.

"Tell Cook we'll have a late breakfast," said mamma, taking her babe with a kiss. "Now, Nurse, go and get all the sleep you can."

The following morning, Josey couldn't remember

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