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The Daisy Chain

or Aspirations

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Published: 1856
Language: English
Wordcount: 297,425 / 830 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.2
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,815 7674

ter," said a thin, lank, angular, sallow girl, just fifteen, trembling from head to foot with restrained eagerness, as she tried to curb her tone into the requisite civility.

"Good-morning, Ethel, good-morning, Flora," said the prim, middle- aged daily governess, taking off her bonnet, and arranging the stiff little rolls of curl at the long, narrow looking-glass, the border of which distorted the countenance.

"Good-morning," properly responded Flora, a pretty, fair girl, nearly two years older than her sister.

"Will you--" began to burst from Etheldred's lips again, but was stifled by Miss Winter's inquiry, "Is your mamma pretty well to-day?"

"Oh! very well," said both at once; "she is coming to the reading." And Flora added, "Papa is going to drive her out to-day."

"I am very glad. And the baby?"

"I do believe she does it on purpose!" whispered Ethel to herself, wriggling fearfully on the wide window-seat on which she had precipitated herself, and kicking at the bar of the table, by which

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
Princess M

A very good family story.
Starts of with a little sad situation however get really good.
It might be a long book but it is very good.
I reccommend this book to every one.



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