Real Folks

Published: 1893
Language: English
Wordcount: 89,551 / 256 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66.9
LoC Category: PS
Series: Our Young Folks
Downloads: 298
Added to site: 2008.03.08
mnybks.net#: 20261
Origin: gutenberg.org
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to do with it, cannot be told; but in those prescriptive days of quiet which followed the domestic advent, the name did somehow grow together in the fancy of Mrs. Luther; and in due time the life-atom which had been born indistinguishable into the natural world, was baptized into the Christian Church as "Luclarion" Grapp. Thenceforth, and no wonder, it took to itself a very especial individuality, and became what this story will partly tell.

Marcus Grapp, who had the start of Luclarion in this "meander,"--as their father called the vale of tears,--by just two years' time, and was y-clipped, by everybody but his mother "Mark,"--in his turn, as they grew old together, cut his sister down to "Luke." Then Luther Grapp called them both "The Apostles." And not far wrong; since if ever the kingdom of heaven does send forth its Apostles--nay, its little Christs--into the work on earth, in these days, it is as little children into loving homes.

The Apostles got up early one autumn morning, when

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