The Brass Bound Box

Author: Evelyn Raymond
Published: 1905
Language: English
Wordcount: 71,583 / 209 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.4
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 584
Added to site: 2009.04.06
mnybks.net#: 23858
Genre: Young Readers
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so strong that she could not restrain her tears, nor the impulse to throw herself headlong upon Aunt Eunice, crying wildly:

"Oh, it's all true! But he loved me, my father loved me, bad as I am! And for his sake I wish--I wish I could be good. So folks, his folks, or--or anybody could stand it to live with me! But I can't. I've tried. I've tried ever so hard, yet the goodness gets down below and the badness stays on top, and then things go--smash!"

Aunt Eunice waited a moment, then replaced Katharine in her chair, thinking what a child she still seemed, despite her fourteen years and her city training. Also, recalling with a thrill of pride that she herself, at fourteen years, had been the head of her own father's widowed home and a woman, by contrast. "Though I was reared in Marsden," she complacently reflected, as she said:

"I should be glad to hear whatever you choose to tell me, my dear, of your life. Especially, what caused the final break between you and Mrs. Maitland."

"Why,

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Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2012.05.13
Mel
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Yet another tale of an orphan who goes to live with New England relatives, grows a personality, solves a mystery, makes friends, heals relationships, etc. If you like this kind of thing, "Understood Betsy", Carolyn of the Corners", and "Pollyanna" do it better.
two and a half to three stars


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