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Careless Kate

A Story for Little Folks

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Author: Oliver Optic (William Taylor Adams)
Published: 1862
Language: English
Wordcount: 6,549 / 25 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 92.8
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 809
Added to site: 2008.05.12
mnybks.net#: 20865
Genre: Young Readers
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ch apparent earnestness.

"You did right not to give her any of the milk, and I am glad you did not. I am happy that my daughter has been brave enough to do right, and even to suffer for doing it. You are a good girl, Kate."

"I meant to be, mother."

"What did Mrs. O'Brien say when you gave her the milk?" continued Mrs. Lamb.

"She said she was much obliged to you," replied Kate, not daring to look her mother in the face.

"Did you see the children?"

"Yes, mother."

Mrs. Lamb was going to ask more questions about the family, but something called her attention away, and Kate was saved from telling more falsehoods.

She took a book and tried to read, but she could not, for she did not feel like a good girl. The little voice within told her how wicked she had been, and she began to wish that she had not deceived her mother.

While she sat with the book in her hand, her father came home; and her mother told him what Fanny Flynn had done. He was very angry wh

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