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Odd

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He found the word for her, and she read with difficulty, 'Trouble, distress, great affliction.'
'Do they all mean tribulation?' she asked.
'Tribulation means all of them,' was the answer.
'And can children have tribulation, Mr. Roper?'
'What do you think?'
'I must have it if I'm to get to heaven,' she said emphatically; and then she left him, and the young man repeated her words to himself with a sigh and a smile, as he replaced the book in its resting-place.


Little Betty is lonely being the "odd" one . . . her older siblings are paired up and so are her younger brothers. As Betty seeks the companionship of older people, she slowly begins to turn their hearts toward God. All the while she longs for "tribulation", having learned that she "must have it if I'm to get to heaven".

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[Frontispiece: Betty came to a standstill, and Prince likewise, the latter putting his tongue out and looking up inquiringly, as he panted for breath.]

ODD

By

Amy Le Feuvre

The Religious Tract Society

4 Bouverie Street, London, E.C. 4

1919

CONTENTS

CHAPTER I CAGED BIRDS

CHAPTER II 'MOTHER NATURE'

CHAPTER III WAS IT AN ANGEL?

CHAPTER IV ADVENTURES

CHAPTER V PRINCE

CHAPTER VI MADE INTO A COUPLE

CHAPTER VII HAYMAKING

CHAPTER VIII GOD'S PATCHWORK

CHAPTER IX BETTY'S DISCOVERY

CHAPTER X A LITTLE MESSENGER

CHAPTER XI A DARING FEAT

CHAPTER XII UNCLE HARRY'S FRIEND

CHAPTER XIII 'WHEN WE TWO MET'

CHAPTER XIV A HERO'S DEATH

CHAPTER XV COMFORTED

CHAPTER I

Caged Birds

It was just four o'clock on a dull grey winter afternoon. The little Stuarts' nursery looked the picture of cosiness and comfort with the blazing fire that threw flickering lights over the bright coloured pictures on the walls, the warm carpet under foot, and the fair fresh faces of the children gathered there.

Five of them there were, and they were alone, for the old nurse who had brought them all up from their infancy was at present absent from the room... Continue reading book >>


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