Poppy's Presents

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Author: Mrs O.F. Walton (Amy Catherine Deck)
Published: 1888
Language: English
Wordcount: 19,788 / 59 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.8
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 417
Added to site: 2009.06.18
mnybks.net#: 24466
Origin: gutenberg.org
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asn't for you and the babies, Poppy, I would be glad to go, for I'm very, very tired.'

'Mother,' said Poppy, with a great sob, 'however will we get along without you?'

'I don't know,' said the poor woman. 'I don't know, Poppy; but the good Lord knows; and He is a good Lord, child. He's never failed me yet, and I know He'll help you--I know He will. Come to me, my darling.'

And the mother took her little girl in her arms, and held her to her bosom, and they had a good cry together.

But before very long the twins awoke, and Poppy and her mother began their work again.

CHAPTER III.

A HOLIDAY.

The next morning when Poppy woke she felt as if she had had a bad dream. Her mother's words the night before came back to her mind. 'I think I am going to die and leave you all.' It could not be true, surely! She raised herself in bed and looked round. Her mother was up already; she could hear her movin

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