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Little Sister Snow (version 2)

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By: (1863-1941)

American author Fannie Caldwell, under pen name of Frances Little, tells the story of young Yuki San growing up in Japan circa early 1900s, and of her dreams of an American. (Introduction by Cheri Gardner)

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LITTLE SISTER SNOW

BY

FRANCES LITTLE

Author of "The Lady of the Decoration"

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY GENJIRO KATAOKA 1909

TO MY NIECE

ALICE HEGAN RICE

IN MEMORY OF MANY HAPPY MONTHS SPENT TOGETHER IN JAPAN

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

A fervent, whispered prayer . . . Frontispiece

With outstretched hands and flying feet

She would throw her into the ditch

The two old people

Yuki San was called before her father

With paint and brush she fell to work

At the slightest sound she listened

Not willing to be surpassed in salutation

"My heart bleed for lonely"

She busied herself with serving the tea

Very helpless and lonesome

To make good her promise to the gods

CHAPTER I

A quaint old Japanese garden lay smiling under the sunshine of a morning in early spring. The sun, having flooded the outside world with dazzling light, seemed to sink to a tender radiance as it wooed leaf and bud into new life and loveliness. It loosened the tiny rivulet from the icy fingers of winter, and sped it merrily on its way to a miniature lake, where shining goldfish darted here and there in an ecstasy of motion... Continue reading book >>


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