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Hildegarde's Harvest

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Published: 1897
Language: English
Wordcount: 53,199 / 155 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.6
LoC Category: PZ
Series: Hildegarde
Downloads: 606
Added to site: 2010.05.25
mnybks.net#: 27889
Origin: gutenberg.org
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suited her exactly, the strong, sensible, merry girl; and oh, how much she was learning! This letter said little about studies, but Hildegarde knew from former ones how much faithful work was going on, and how firm a foundation of scholarship and thoroughness her friend was laying.

"Whereas I," she said aloud, "am as ignorant as a hedge-sparrow."

As she spoke, a sparrow hopped upon a twig close by her, and cocked his bright eye at her expressively.

"I beg your pardon!" said Hildegarde, humbly. "No doubt you are right, and I am a hundred times more ignorant. I could not even imagine how to build a nest; but neither can you crack a nut--ask Mr. Emerson!--or play the piano."

The sparrow chirped defiance, flirted his tail saucily, and was gone.

"And all girls cannot be students!" said Hildegarde, stopping to address a young maple that looked strong-minded. "Everybody cannot go to college; there must be some who are to be just girls,--plain girls,--and stay at home. As for a gir

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2010.12.15
Linda Otto
*****

Last in the Hildegarde series. As the title implies, all of Hildegarde's dreams come true and happily-ever-after ensues. I thoroughly enjoyed them all. Try the Margaret Montfort series next--they are both strongly connected.


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