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The Honorable Miss

A Story of an Old-Fashioned Town

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Author: L.T. Meade (Elizabeth Thomasina Meade Smith)
Language: English
Wordcount: 86,444 / 249 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.5
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 709
Added to site: 2005.05.08
mnybks.net#: 10304
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ably married, and fairly well-off. The people in Northbury considered her rich. She always spoke of herself as poor. In reality she was neither rich nor poor. She had an income of something like twelve hundred a year, and on that she lived comfortably, educated her children well, and certainly managed to present a nice appearance wherever she went.

There never was a woman more full of common sense than Mrs. Bertram. She had quite an appalling amount of this virtue; no one ever heard her say a silly thing; each step she took in life was a wise one, carefully considered, carefully planned out. She had been a widow now for sis years. Her husband had nearly come into the family estate, but not quite. He was the second son, and his eldest brother had died when his heir was a month old. This heir had cut out Mrs. Bertram's husband from the family place, with its riches and honors. He himself had died soon after, and had left his widow with three children and twelve hundred a year.

The children were a son and

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