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What Can She Do?

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Why, you poor child, she said to Edith, turning her round before the light, "you're half drowned. You must have something hot right away, or you'll take your death o' cold," and with something of her husband's faith in whiskey, she soon brought Edith a hot punch that for a few moments seemed to make the girl's head spin, but as it was followed by strong tea and toast, she ...more
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May 09, 2012 Maria rated it liked it
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This could be termed a cautionary tale about what happens when one has no skills. The Allen family, comprised of Mr and Mrs Allen and their three girls, Laura, Edith, and Zell, is quite rich and each of the girls has aspirations to marry at some point. One day, Mr Allen loses everything, dies, and Mrs Allen and the girls head off to Edith's country dwelling. Edith meets Arden Lacey, the son of a drunkard, who lives with people in books more than people in real life, and is, in E.P. Roe's words, ...more
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The plot centers around the Allen family which consists of Mr. and Mrs. Allen and their three daughters, Laura, Edith, and Zell. Mr. Allen is a wealthy businessman prone to taking risks and his ailing wife spends her time at home, relaxing and recuperating (until the next social event rolls around - then she's never too ill to get out of bed). Left largely to their own devices, the three girl spend their nights lavishly entertaining their beaux. Laura, the eldest, is being courted by Mr. Goulden ...more
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Reverend Edward Payson Roe (1838-1888) was an American novelist born in Moodna, Orange County, New York. He studied at Williams College and at Auburn Theological Seminary. In 1862 he became chaplain of the Second New York Cavalry, U.S. V., and in 1864 chaplain of Hampton Hospital, in Virginia. In 1866-74 he was pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Highland Falls, New York. In 1874 he moved to Corn ...more
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