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1891 edition. Excerpt: ... "It looks like heaven, I'm sure,"
thought the child, "for I don't b'lieve any place could be more
beautiful than this." So she went over to the large and handsome
residence which faced the park, and sat wearily down to rest. She
took out the little purse which Grandma had long ago given her, and
began to count its contents.
here's twelve, an' seven more, too; that makes twen--no, only
nineteen, an' I ought to have twenty. Oh, dear " But a thought of
the torn lining of the old purse made Margaret shake it hard as she
turned it over her lap. Sometimes pennies, and now and then a dime,
had hidden away there, to fall out and surprise her later; why not
now? Ah there it comes, the twentieth penny, which made even money;
a thing she liked in her childish way, though Granny had often
laughingly cheered her with the quotation of "luck in odd numbers."
Still, twenty cents was too small a sum for her to take the price
of an orange from, and Margaret tumbled them all back into the
yawning mouth of the old purse (which held plenty of room for
more), and turned her gaze to the park again. The birds were
jubilant with the joy of the day, and flashed through the space
from street to park and from grass to tree-top, till the little
flower-girl grew envious of their freedom. "Granny says angels have
wings Mamma has wings, then. Oh, how I wish she could fly down from
'way up there in the blue sky, an' see her little girl sometimes
She would if she only knew I am so tired. Somehow mamma seems
nearer me here, where I can see so much sky and feel so much air,
than way down in our street, where it isn't clean an' wide like
this." Tears dimmed her eyes at the thought of the mother she
|Country of origin:
Mary Dow Brine
||246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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