Nancy of Paradise Cottage

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Author: Shirley Watkins
Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 53,888 / 160 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.6
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 733
Added to site: 2010.08.28
mnybks.net#: 28841
Origin: gutenberg.org

Nancy and Alma Prcscott, two sisters, are entirely different in character, and Nancy has her hands full to keep the family ship off the rocks of unpaid bills and social obligations.

Mrs. Prescott insists on sending her daughters to a fashionable boarding school, but a crisis in the family's finances forces the two girls to leave school and go to work. How each sister works out her problem of making a living forms the plot of a charmingly written story of modern American girl life.

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teach her luxury-loving little sister to see life practically, without taking away the joy of it from her.

"We mustn't rely on Uncle Thomas, Alma," she said presently. "We mustn't count on anything but what we can do for ourselves. Remember that, dear. We've got to realize that our lives must run a different course from those of richer girls--we can never do the things they do--but surely they will be richer lives, and happier lives, if--if we rely on no one, ask nothing from anyone, but what we earn"--her head went up--"never struggle for, or want the things that lie beyond our means, but make always the opportunities that lie within our grasp, or the ones that we can make for ourselves, serve as stepping stones."

Alma glanced at her sister's sober, handsome face. There were times when Nancy looked to her like some brave, gallant, sturdy lad, and there were times when she agreed with Nancy in spite of herself, and against her own inclinations.

"Here we are--home again. And if it

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