The Hawthorns

A Story about Children

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Published: 1887
Language: English
Wordcount: 28,944 / 87 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 68.1
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 469
Added to site: 2007.04.28
mnybks.net#: 16698
Origin: gutenberg.org

A remarkably vivid and clever study of child-life. At this species of work Amy Walton has no superior.

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for they did not go into the lumber-room from year's end to year's end; so the spiders and the children had it all to themselves, and did just as they liked there, and wove their cobwebs and their fancies undisturbed. Now, amongst Pennie's listeners when she told her tales of what went on in the garret after nightfall, Ambrose was the one who heard with the most rapt attention and the most absolute belief. He came next to Nancy in age, and formed the most perfect contrast to her in appearance and character, for Nancy was a robust blue-eyed child, bold and fearless, and Ambrose was a slender little fellow with a freckled skin and a face full of sensitive expression. He was full of fears and fancies, too, poor little Ambrose, and amongst the children he was considered not far short of a coward; it had become a habit to say, "Ambrose is afraid," on the smallest occasions, and if they had been asked who was the bravest amongst them, they would certainly have pointed out Nancy. For Nancy did not mind the dark, Na

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