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Little Prudy

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Author: Sophie May (Rebecca Sophie Clarke)
Published: 1891
Language: English
Wordcount: 25,304 / 78 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 97
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 440
Added to site: 2008.02.28
mnybks.net#: 20181
Origin: gutenberg.org
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e! The teacher was frightened; but when she found that Nannie was not so very badly hurt after all, she felt easier about her, and began to talk to little Prudy, asking her "why she didn't sit still, like a lady, and mind?"

Prudy began to cry. "I was a-mindin'," said she; "of course I was. I never knew 'twas a-goin' to hurt her."

Miss Parker smiled, and said, "Well, you needn't bring that knitting-work here any more. The next thing we should have somebody's eyes put out."

When Miss Parker called out the next class in spelling, Nannie sat with her head down, feeling very cross. "I don't like you, Prudy," said she. "You 'most killed me! I'll pay you for this, now you see!"

Miss Parker had to call Nannie by name before she would go to her class. She was three or four years older than Prudy, and ought to have known better than to be angry with such a little child. She should have forgotten all about it: that would have been the best way. But instead

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