Elsie

Mr. Bennett Collaborates with Curiosity in a Book of Short Stories

Elsie and the Child were friends. Elsie was Mrs. Raste's cook. The Child, Eva, was Mrs. Raste's daughter. Mrs. Raste wanted to send Eva away to boarding school. She wouldn't go. She and Elsie were friends. She loved Elsie better than her mother. That was the way of it; no explanation. Upstairs there were scenes; downstairs there were bubblings; in my lady's chamber there was bitterness of heart, all because a spoiled and lonely child was untowardly fond...

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