Oakleigh (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Oakleigh Though it was the last day of April, spring was very early for Massachusetts this year, and the day was warm and clear, suggesting summer and delightful possibilities of out-door fun. Edith, the eldest, sat with her work. It was unusual work for a girl of barely sixteen. A large, Old-fashioned basket was on the ﬂoor by her Side, with piles of chil dren's clothes in it, and she was slowly and laboriously darning a stocking over a china egg. The children had no mother, and a good deal devolved upon Edith. Jack and Cynthia, the twins, came next in age, and they were just fourteen. They looked alike, though Jack was much the taller of the two, and his hair did not curl as tightly as Cynthia's. She sat on the step of the piazza. Her sailor-hat was cast on the ground at her feet, and her pretty golden-brown hair was, as usual, somewhat awry. It was one of the trials of Edith's life that Cynthia's hair would not keep smooth. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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