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Miss Ashton's New Pupil

A School Girl's Story

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Published: 1892
Language: English
Wordcount: 68,795 / 202 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.4
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 333
Added to site: 2009.05.10 24123
Genre: Young Readers

ld of a sister of Mr. Philbrick; her father followed the sea, and her brother, almost the one boy in Rock Cove who did not look upon a sailor life as the only one worth living, was at the present time a student at the academy at Atherton, only a few miles from Montrose. Dorothy herself was the child of a fisherman--her own mother dead, and she left under the care of a weak stepmother, whose numerous family of small children had made Dorothy's life one of constant hardship.

When Mr. Philbrick, in one of his visits to Gladys at the North, became acquainted with this little group of cousins, he had no hesitation--being not only an educated man, but also one of a great heart and generous nature--in making plans for their future education. In carrying these out, he had sent Jerry Downer to Atherton; Gladys, Susan, and Dorothy to Montrose.

Her cousins were already busy with their books when Dorothy came into the room; and, careful not to disturb them, she sat quietly down to study her own lessons, but



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