The Lucky Piece

A tale of the north woods

Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 51,162 / 149 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82.8
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 1,211
Added to site: 2012.02.15
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. But I am afraid those would not do, either. I cannot understand law papers, even the very simple ones Father has tried to explain to me. And I am not careful enough with medicines--I almost poisoned poor Mamma last week with something that looked like her headache drops and turned out to be a kind of preparation for bruises. Besides, somehow I never can quite see myself as a lawyer in court, or going about as a doctor. Lawyers always have to go to court, don't they? I am afraid I should be so confused, and maybe be arrested. They arrest lawyers don't they, sometimes?"

"They should," admitted the young man, "more often than they do. I don't believe you ought to take the risk, at any rate. I somehow can't think of you either as a lawyer or a doctor. Those things don't seem to fit you."

"That's just it. Nothing fits me. Oh, I am not even as much as I seem to be, yet can be nothing else!" she burst out rather incoherently, then somewhat hastily added: "There is philanthropy, of course. I could do

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* A lucky piece is given for lack of proper coin, to a young girl selling berries by the roadside.
* It meant all to the little girl.
* It was a passing expediency to the boy.
* Time passes. Are they destined to meet again?

Several love stories: Mother for child, long suffering love, sister and brother, two instances of young love.


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