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A Girl of the People

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Author: L.T. Meade (Elizabeth Thomasina Meade Smith)
Language: English
Wordcount: 58,113 / 164 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 569
mnybks.net#: 4843
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g for them, why, they shall hear of it and choose for themselves. There, I have promised."


CHAPTER II.

MRS. Granger lingered all through that night, but she scarcely said anything more, and in the cold dawn of the morning her spirit passed very quietly away. The two little boys opened the room door noisily at midnight, but they too were impressed, as Bet had been, by the unusual order and appearance of comfort of the room. Perhaps they were also startled by the girl's still figure crouching by the bedside, and by the look on their mother's face as she lay with her eyes closed, breathing hard and fast. They ceased to talk noisily, and crept over to a straw mattress on the floor which they shared together. When they next opened their eyes they were motherless.

Mrs. Granger died between five and six in the morning; and when the breath had quite left her body Bet arose, stretched herself,--for she was quite stiff from sitting so long in one position,--and going downs

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