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The House That Grew

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Author: Mrs Molesworth
Published: 1900
Language: English
Wordcount: 45,911 / 129 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 88.1
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 4,407
Added to site: 2013.03.13 31490

g-out plants--he told me so yesterday--so he'll be able to tell us what he has to spare.'

I spoke in utter forgetfulness--but it only lasted a moment--only, that is to say, till I caught the expression of Geordie's mournful blue eyes--he can make them look so mournful when he likes--fixed upon me in silent reproach.

'Ida,' he said at last, 'what are you thinking of? What's the use?'

'Oh, Dods! oh, dear, dear Doddie!' I cried--I don't think I quite knew what I was saying,--'forgive me. Oh, how silly and unfeeling I seem! Oh, Doddie!'

And then--I am not now ashamed to tell it, for I really had been keeping it in at the cost of a good deal of forcing myself--I just left off trying to be brave or self-controlled or anything, and burst out crying--regular loud crying. I am afraid I almost howled.

George looked at me once more, then for a minute or so he turned away. I am not sure if he was crying, anyway he wasn't howling. But in an instant or



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