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Mother Carey's Chickens

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Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 74,183 / 212 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 64
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 661
Added to site: 2004.06.30
mnybks.net#: 7893
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guiding force may be applied from without.

Nancy was more impulsive than industrious, more generous than wise, more plucky than prudent; she had none too much perseverance and no patience at all.

Gilbert was a fiery youth of twelve, all for adventure. He kindled quickly, but did not burn long, so deeds of daring would be in his line; instantaneous ones, quickly settled, leaving the victor with a swelling chest and a feather in cap; rather an obvious feather suited Gilbert best.

Peter? Oh! Peter, aged four, can be dismissed in very few words as a consummate charmer and heart-breaker. The usual elements that go to the making of a small boy were all there, but mixed with white magic. It is painful to think of the dozens of girl babies in long clothes who must have been feeling premonitory pangs when Peter was four, to think they couldn't all marry him when they grew up!


III

THE COMMON DENOMINATOR

Three weeks had gone by since Mother Carey's departure for Fortress Mo

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