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The Speaker, No. 5: Volume II, Issue 1

December, 1906.

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 36,843 / 112 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.9
LoC Categories: AP, PN
Downloads: 352
Added to site: 2009.04.05 23854
Genre: Periodical

that awesome personage presiding over the fortunes of the First Reader failed to return. Perhaps this was "the examination into--into--" Emmy Lou could not remember what--to be left in this big, bare room with the flies droning and humming in lazy circles up near the ceiling. The forsaken desks, with a forgotten book or slate left here and there upon them, the pegs around the wall empty of hats and bonnets, the unoccupied chair upon the platform--Emmy Lou gazed at these with a sinking sensation of desolation, while tear followed tear down her chubby face. And listening to the flies and the silence, Emmy Lou began to long for even the Bombazine Presence, and dropping her quivering countenance upon her arms folded upon the desk she sobbed aloud. But the time was long, and the day was warm, and the sobs grew slower, and the breath began to come in long-drawn, quivering sighs, and the next Emmy Lou knew she was sitting upright, trembling in every limb, and some one coming up the stairs--she could hear the slow, h



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