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The Gap in the Fence

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Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 18,932 / 59 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 605
Added to site: 2007.05.22
mnybks.net#: 17057
Genre: Young Readers
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both out, Miss," said Ellen; "and he asked if you were in"; and then she hurried away in answer to a ring at the back-door bell.

"Oh, Ruth, supposing it's the foreign gentleman!" said Norah.

"Nonsense, Norah," said Ruth; "you never think of anything else."

When Mary opened the drawing-room door, however, she began to think that perhaps Norah was right after all, and the queer-looking old gentleman on the sofa was really the foreign gentleman who had come to live at the Grange.

He wore a pair of very large, blue spectacles, and had a long, white beard and bushy, white eyebrows which almost met over his nose; and he had a tight, little black silk cap on his head, and was dressed in a long, loose black coat, which showed glimpses of a crimson silk waistcoat underneath.

He was quite a short, old gentleman, Mary saw, as he rose to his feet and made her a very low bow; and he was very fat, the little girl thought to herself--almost as broad as he was long.

She held out her

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2007.08.29
Yee
****.

This book is easy to understand and good for leisure reading but the story has a sad ending with the sad secret as well.


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