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Polly

A New-Fashioned Girl

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Author: L.T. Meade (Elizabeth Thomasina Meade Smith)
Published: 1910
Language: English
Wordcount: 81,841 / 234 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 68.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 730
Added to site: 2006.06.24
mnybks.net#: 13773
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e was always at leisure, and so she managed to obtain the confidences of all the children; she thoroughly understood each individual character, and she led her small brood with silken reins.

Dr. Maybright was a great deal older than his wife. He was a tall man, still very erect in his figure, with square shoulders, and a keen, bright, kindly face. He had a large practice, extending over many miles, and although he had not the experience which life in a city would have given him, he was a very clever physician, and many of his brothers in the profession prophesied eminence for him whenever he chose to come forward and take it. Dr. Maybright was often absent from home all day long, sometimes also in the dead of night the children heard his carriage wheels as they bowled away on some errand of mercy. Polly always thought of her father as a sort of angel of healing, who came here, there, and everywhere, and took illness and death away with him.

"Father won't let Josie Wilson die," Polly used to say;

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