The Story of a Child

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Author: Pierre Loti (Julien Viauld)
Language: English
Wordcount: 58,215 / 169 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67.6
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 454
Added to site: 2006.04.23
mnybks.net#: 13230
Origin: gutenberg.org

Translated by Caroline F. Smith

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of the family to leave the house to go walking or visiting without first obtaining their assurance of a speedy homecoming. "You will come back soon?" I would say, and I always asked the question anxiously, as I followed them to the door.

My mother had departed, and it gave my heart a feeling of heaviness to know that she was out. Out in the streets! I was content not to be there where it was cold and dark, where little children so easily lost their way,--how snug it was to be within doors before the fire that warmed me through and through; how nice it was to be at home! I had never realized it until this evening--doubtless it was my first distinct feeling of attachment to hearth and home, and I was sadly troubled at the thought of the immense, strange world lying beyond the door. It was then that I had, for the first time, a conscious affection for my aged aunts and grand-aunts, who cared for me in infancy, whom I longed to have seated around me at this dim, sad, twilight hour.

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