Reading is one of my absolute favorite pastimes. For years now, I have been fan of the historical novels that were authored by G.A. Henty. Mr. Henty wrote over a hundred books in the mid to late 1800s and nearly all of them are historical fiction. Being that history is a favorite topic of mine, I thoroughly enjoy these books and was oh so excited when I could get over eighty of them on my Kindle for free!
As I was reading one of the books awhile back, I came across the following paragraphs. They contain an immense amount of truth … truth that many people, sadly, do not realize, recognize or accept.
In the story, we are introduced to a traveling showman who cared for his orphan granddaughter who was about five years old. At this point in the narrative, he had made arrangements for a widowed schoolteacher to take care of her for a few years and train her to be a lady.
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