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Katie Robertson

A Girls Story of Factory Life

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Published: 1885
Language: English
Wordcount: 71,844 / 208 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.1
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 570
Added to site: 2007.12.11
mnybks.net#: 19355

To the many boys and girls who are in early years earning an honorablesupport for themselves, or else assisting their parents by working infactories; to the multitudes of young church members, who may be glad ofsome practically helpful suggestions in surmounting the difficulties andresisting the temptations incident to their new lives; to mill-owners,who feel their solemn responsibility, as in the sight of God, for theintellectual and spiritual welfare of their operatives; and chiefly tothe young Christian manufacturer who has been the model from which thepicture of

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nswer to one of Katie's outbursts, "and long, when Saturday comes, to go out nutting with the girls, or off on a hay-ride, or something! You'll wish you were free before you've been a slave many months, or I'm no prophet."

"Well, she shall be free if she wants to," said Eric, kindly. "Our only little sister sha'n't work if she don't want to; we can take care of her, Alfred, can't we?"

"But I do want to work," said Katie; "I know I sha'n't get tired, or if I do get tired of the work, I sha'n't of getting the money; for, boys, I mean to be a rich, independent woman, and help take care of mother. You needn't suppose that I'm going to be dependent upon you."

"All right, young lady," said Alfred, "only I think you'll sing a different tune before many months are over."

"The tune you ought to sing just now, children," said Mrs. Robertson, "is 'Good-night.' You all have to go to work very early, and Katie is not used to it. Good-night, darling, and don't forget to ask God to bless you and

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