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Mildred's New Daughter
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0613971183, Hardcover)This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1894. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVII. Those were very bright faces which gathered about Mrs. Baker's breakfast table one morning early in the next June. "Father's coming home from the war to-day !" cried the children exultingly "the fighting is all done and father's coming home to stay." "Yes," returned their mother, tears of mingled joy and thankfulness shining in her eyes. "Oh, how thankful I am that he has never been wounded or taken prisoner--to starve and freeze to death, as so many of our poor, dear soldiers did. Oh, children, let us thank God every day of our lives for that!" "Yes, yes, indeed !" exclaimed Mrs. Ray. "You will all want to go and see the train come in with the soldiers," she added, "but I'll stay at home and get the best dinner for John that he ever had Id his life." "Thank yon for that kind offer, mother, dear," said Mrs. Baker. "I'll be very glad to go and take the children." Then turning to Ethel, "And what are you going to do, young woman?" she asked in a sprightly tone. "To go to the station to meet my cousins and the Keiths, if I can be spared," returned Ethel, with a smile that told of a light and happy heart. "Yes, indeed, you are at liberty to go," was the kindly rejoinder; "I was sure you would wish to, and so have engaged your friend Carry Brown to take your place in the store here for to-day." Ethel expressed her warm thanks, adding, "I will see that everythingabout +,he store is in perfect order before I go, and will show Carry the places of things likely to be called for." "That will be well," returned Mrs. Baker, as they left the table together. Ethel was flitting about the store, dusting and putting things in place, humming a tune in the gladness of her heart at the thought that the war was over and the poor, weary, homesick soldiers abou...
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Orphans Ethel, Blanche, Harry, and Nannette Eldon are placed in the care of the Cootes, a miserly minister and his wife. Mary Keith and her family befriend the children, helping them to reunite with their uncles and escape their harsh life with the Cootes.
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