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Title: Violets and Other Tales
Author: Alice Ruth Moore
Release Date: June 29, 2006 [eBook #18713]
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***START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK VIOLETS AND OTHER TALES***
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BY THE MONTHLY REVIEW
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In this day when the world is fairly teeming with books,\u2014good books, books written with a motive, books
inculcating morals, books teaching lessons,\ue000it seems almost a piece of presumption too great for endurance
to foist another upon the market. There is scarcely room in the literary world for amateurs and maiden efforts;
the very worthiest are sometimes poorly repaid for their best efforts. Yet, another one is offered the public, a
maiden effort,\ue001a little thing with absolutely nothing to commend it, that seeks to do nothing more than
Many of these sketches and verses have appeared in print before, in newspapers and a magazine or two; many
are seeing the light of day for the first time. If perchance this collection of idle thoughts may serve to while
away an hour or two, or lift for a brief space the load of care from someone's mind, their purpose has been
served\ue002the author is satisfied.
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