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The Pearl Box

One Hundred Beautiful Stories for Young People

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Author: A Pastor
Published: 1851
Language: English
Wordcount: 28,915 / 85 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.3
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 525
Added to site: 2005.12.03
mnybks.net#: 12062
Genre: Young Readers
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rk that morning. She thought first of preparing the fire, so that Myra, when she arose, would only have to light the match; but as she went to the box for coal she saw, with terror, how low the little store of fuel was, and she said to herself, "we must have a bushel of coal to-day--better do without meat than fire such weather as this." But she was cheered with the reflection that she should receive a little more for her work that day than what she had from other places. It had been ordered by a benevolent lady who had been to some trouble in getting the poor women supplied with needle work so that they should receive the full price. She had worked for private customers before, and always received more pay from them than from the shops in London, where they would beat down the poor to the last penny.

Poor Lettice went to the old band-box and took out a shabby old bonnet--she looked at it, and sighed, when she thought of the appearance she must make; for she was going to Mrs. Danvers, and her work was some

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