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The Lamplighter

The Lamplighter by Maria Susanna Cummins
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Gertrude began life as an abused child in the care of Nan Grant, a cold and cruel woman. The only human character who was kind to her was the lamplighter, Truman Flint. When Nan, in one of her tantrums, threw Gertrude away from her house, he took her into his care. A few unforgettable people taught Gertrude everything that a young lady has to know. Almost everybody loves and admires Gertrude. But the one she loved best is Willie Sullivan. Will this love stay strong even after 6 years of separation? And will Gertrude, so admired and loved as she is, be happy - once in her life - for herself and not for others?

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The Lamplighter

By MARIA S. CUMMINS

Author of "MABEL VAUGHAN," "EL FUREIDIS," "HAUNTED HEARTS."

A. L. BURT, PUBLISHER 52 58 DUANE STREET NEW YORK

THE LAMPLIGHTER

CHAPTER I.

LIGHT IN DARKNESS.

"Good God! to think upon a child That has no childish days, No careless play, no frolics wild, No words of prayer and praise." LANDON.

It was growing dark in the city. Out in the open country it would be light for half an hour or more; but in the streets it was already dusk. Upon the wooden door step of a low roofed, dark, and unwholesome looking house, sat a little girl, earnestly gazing up the street. The house door behind her was close to the side walk; and the step on which she sat was so low that her little unshod feet rested on the cold bricks. It was a chilly evening in November, and a light fall of snow had made the narrow streets and dark lanes dirtier and more cheerless than ever.

Many people were passing, but no one noticed the little girl, for no one in the world cared for her... Continue reading book >>


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