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  • When Mrs. Caukins came in, fifteen minutes later, with the information that she could see by the motion of 'Lias' lantern that he was near the house, she found the girl huddled by the stove; she was still wrapped in her cape.

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  • The work prospered, and as the weeks went on, 'Lias's enterprise became the town's talk.

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  • A square of yellow light appeared, with 'Lias's figure, very small, at the bottom of it.

    Understood Betsy

  • But Stashie wanted to take them to the house when 'Lias's stepfather would be there, and shame him by showing that little girls had had to do what he ought to have done.

    Understood Betsy

  • 'Lias, till, just as the girls were going away, Betsy said, walking along with the two older ones, "Say, don't you think it'd be fun to go some evening after dark and leave the clothes on' Lias's doorstep, and knock and run away quick before anybody comes to the door? "

    Understood Betsy

  • Betsy was to recite Barbara Frietchie, her first love in that school, but she droned it over with none of her usual pleasure, her eyes on little 'Lias's smiling face, so unconscious of its dinginess.

    Understood Betsy

  • Suppose 'Lias's dreadful stepfather should come out and yell at them!

    Understood Betsy

  • Nobody said another word about how to give the clothes to 'Lias, till, just as the girls were going away, Betsy said, walking along with the two older ones, "Say, don't you think it'd be fun to go some evening after dark and leave the clothes on' Lias's doorstep, and knock and run away quick before anybody comes to the door? "

    Understood Betsy

  • 'Lias's smiling face, so unconscious of its dinginess.

    Understood Betsy

  • Stashie wanted to take them to the house when 'Lias's stepfather would be there, and shame him by showing that little girls had had to do what he ought to have done.

    Understood Betsy

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