The Blue Birds' Winter Nest

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Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 56,126 / 163 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.7
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 425
Added to site: 2007.12.04
mnybks.net#: 19248
Genre: Young Readers
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remove the dishes. After she had gone, Sally turned to her mistress and, with the familiarity of an old servant, said, "Miss Rufie shore is de bestes tonic you ebber took. You'se et more lunch, Miss Selina, dan I'se seen yo' et in six mont!"

Then whisking a few tiny crumbs from the couch afghan, Sally gathered up the doilies and went out, smiling contentedly.

That afternoon worked a remarkable change in Aunt Selina. She forgot all about herself and her misery while listening to her grand-niece's story of sacrifice for others.

She listened attentively to every word, until Ruth concluded with the words, "Now, we are planning some great work for our winter nest, but we don't know just what we will choose."

So impressed was Aunt Selina with the movement started by the New York Organization, that she determined to help the cause in every way she could.

In the evening with the help of a cane and Sally, Aunt Selina managed to reach the dining-room for dinner. "For," said she, "it i

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