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Light O' The Morning

The Story of an Irish Girl

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Author: L.T. Meade (Elizabeth Thomasina Meade Smith)
Language: English
Wordcount: 88,433 / 248 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 89.6
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 693 4844

is old place some day."

"Much there will be for him to inherit."

Eager steps were heard on the gravel, and the next instant Nora entered by the open window.

"I have given the order," she said; "Angus will have the trap round in a quarter of an hour."

"That's right, my girl; you didn't let time drag," said her father.

"Angus wants you and mother to be quite ready, for he says Black Bess is nearly off her head with spirit. Now, then, mother, shall I go upstairs and bring down your things?"

"I don't mind if you do, Nora; my back aches a good bit."

"We'll put the air-cushion in the trap," said the Squire, who, notwithstanding her fine-lady airs, had a great respect and admiration for his wife. "We'll make you right cozy, Ellen, and a rattle through the air will do you a sight of good."

"May I drive, father?" said Nora.

"You, little one? Suppose you bring Black Bess down on her knees? That horse is worth three hundred pounds, if she's worth a penny."

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
Henry L. Ratliff

Girlhood adventure / Light humor
Plot bullets

  • Nora is a young Irish girl and the Light O' the Morning to her Irish father.

  • She is an unrefined Irish girl to her English mother.

  • The family has fallen on bad times and Nora feels she must do something.

  • She sets the wheels turning by writing a letter to her wealthy Uncle, who knows nothing of the families condition.

  • Help is on the way, but it is English help, with English ways.

  • The changes in life style are approved by the mother, but are unbearable to Nora and her father.

  • Nora's best intentions have gone wrong. Time for her to try to put them right.



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