The Matriarch (1924), GB Stern/CC Spin #28

…In a typical chronicle of the Israelites, it would be taken for granted that the girls did not count at all…if they give birth to a boy who will grow into a man, they have fulfilled their destiny in the only possible way. When you have heard more about the adventure of being a Rakonitz, …

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A Little Princess, Frances Hodgson Burnett (1905). Illustrated by Tasha Tudor

Somehow, something always happens just before things get to the very worst. It is as if the Magic did it. If I could only just remember that always....What next, now? Something will come if I think and wait a little...the Magic will tell me. I was deeply touched by this book. The coping mechanism that …

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