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pubOne.info thank you for your continued support and wish to present you this new edition. MAN PROPOSES. H'm! And you scarcely remember your mother, I suppose? No, Lucian; I was such a mere babe when she died, I have often wondered what it would be like to have a mother. Auntie Hagar was always very kind to me, however; so kind, in fact, that my step-father, fearing, he said, that I would grow up self-willed and disobedient, sent her away, and procured the services of the ugly old woman you saw in the garden. Poor Auntie Hagar, sighed the girl, she was sorely grieved at our parting and, that she might be near me, bought the little cottage in the field yonder. Oh! ejaculated the man, more as if he felt that he was expected to say something, than as if really interested in the subject under discussion. Ah – er – was – a – was the old lady a property holder, then? Most discharged servants go up and down on the earth, seeking what they may devour – in another situation. "That is the strangest part of the affair, Lucian; she had money. Where it came from, I never could guess, nor would she ever give me any information on the subject

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