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The Peace of Roaring River

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Published: 1918
Language: English
Wordcount: 68,151 / 193 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.1
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 726
Added to site: 2009.10.29 25668

A wholesome novel involving the experiences of an underpaid working girl of New York who finds romance and refuge in the Canadian North. A fascinating human story of love and daring, by an author who has already established himself among the writers of real literature.

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nted the very last word in architectural glory.

Within the store Miss Sophy was biting her nails, excitedly, and felt all the fury of the woman scorned.


What Happened to a Telegram

Customers were rare on such terribly cold nights. For a long time Sophy McGurn held her chin in the palm of her hand, staring about her from time to time, without seeing anything but the visions her anger evolved. Presently, however, she took up the small bag of mail and sorted out a few letters and papers, placing them in the individual boxes. But while she worked the heightened color of her face remained and her teeth often closed upon her lower lip. There was a postal card addressed to Hugo Ennis. She turned it over, curiously, but it proved to be an advertisement of some sort of machinery and she threw it from her, impatiently.

"Supper's ready, Sophy," cried a shrill voice. "Train's in and father'll be here in a minute. Get the table fixe



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