The Atlantic Monthly

Volume 18, No. 107, September, 1866

Author: Various Authors
Published: 1866
Language: English
Wordcount: 84,291 / 247 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.4
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 615
Added to site: 2007.12.06
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light his pipe. That was not her way of celebrating the event. She remembered now that she had promised a little girl, Miss Ellen Holmes indeed, that she would some time show her where the red-caps and fairy-cups grew, and there was yet time, before sunset, for a long walk in the woods.

The little town-bred lady happened to come along just then, while Jenny stood hesitating whether to go home first and tell her mother of this great thing she had done. The question was therefore settled; and now let them go seeking red-caps. Good luck attend the children! Jenny will be sure to say something about promotions before they separate. She will say that something with a genuine human pride; and the end of the hunt for red-caps may be, conspicuously, success in finding them; but still more to the purpose, it will be the child's establishment on a better basis--a securer basis of equality--than she has occupied before. She forgets about Dalton and poverty. She thinks about camps and honor. She has something to c

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