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The Green Satin Gown

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Published: 1903
Language: English
Wordcount: 26,955 / 81 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 88.5
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 960 5896

sure, partly of sheer kindness and love and sorrow for the sweet, stately lady who had thought of me in her closing days, and had found (they told me afterward) one of her last pleasures in planning this surprise for me.

There is something more that I might say, my dear. Your dear father was one of that gay sleighing party; and he often speaks of the first time he saw me--when I was coming down the stairs in the green satin gown.



"I wouldn't, Lena!"

"Well, I guess I shall!"

"Don't, Lena! please don't! you will be sorry, I am sure, if you do it. It cannot bring good, I know it cannot!"

"The idea! Mary Denison, you are too old-fashioned for anything. I'd like to know what harm it can do."

The rag-room was nearly deserted. The whistle had blown, and most of the girls had hurried away to their dinner. Two only lingered behind, deep in conversation; Mary Denison and Lena Laxen.

Mary was sitting by her sorting-table, busily sorting rags as she t

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
Leah A. Zeldes

A charming collection of short stories, aimed at teenage girls, perhaps -- as they form much of the subject matter -- but enjoyable for everyone. The namesake tale is especially lovely, but they're all heartwarming reading.



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