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She will speak of golden castles, of crystal roofs, and I can’t tell what beside. The only thing she has told us clearly, is, that as she was sailing on the lake with her mother, she fell into the water, and when she recovered her senses found herself lying under these trees, in safety and comfort, upon our pretty shore. “So now we had a serious, anxious charge thrown upon us. To keep and bring up the foundling, instead of our poor drowned child - that was soon resolved upon but who should tell us if she had yet been baptised or no?

The common-sensible man placed the snow-child on the hearthrug, right in front of the hissing and fuming stove. ” cried Mr Lindsey, rubbing his hands and looking about him, with the pleasantest smile you ever saw. ” Sad, sad and drooping, looked the little white maiden, as she stood on the hearth-rug, with the hot blast of the stove striking through her like a pestilence. Once, she threw a glance wistfully toward the windows, and caught a glimpse, through its red curtains, of the snow-covered roofs, and the stars glimmering frostily, and all the delicious intensity of the cold night.

Cried Peony, as plainly as he could speak, for he was but a little boy. “That will be nice! ” “Yes,” answered Violet; “mamma shall see the new little girl. ” And forthwith the children began this great business of making a snow-image that should run about; while their mother, who was sitting at the window and overheard some of their talk, could not help smiling at the gravity with which they set about it. They really seemed to imagine that there would be no difficulty whatever in creating a live little girl out of the snow.

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