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Helen and Arthur or, Miss Thusa's Spinning Wheel   By: (1800-1856)

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Obvious typographical errors have been corrected. A list of changes is found at the end of this text. A small number of words were spelled or hyphenated inconsistently. These inconsistencies have been maintained and a list is found at the end of the text.



Miss Thusa's Spinning Wheel.




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ROBERT GRAHAM. The Sequel to, and continuation of Linda. Complete in two large volumes, paper cover, price One Dol... Continue reading book >>

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