Excerpt from A Maiden's Choice
And yet there was life here, gay, blooming life. Clear, jubilant child-voices echoed through the lofty corridors, and ﬂoating curls and happy child-eyes peeped through the green thicket of the garden. The slender boy with the defiant black eyes, and the delicate girl with the blonde curls, who could scarcely follow her brother with her tripping little feet, how beautiful was youth for them! And at times, a third little head appeared near them with a pair of sunny blue eyes, the dearest playmate of the brother and sister, Lieschen, from the paper-mill down there in the valley, the rag miller's Lieschen, as she was called in all the village; a name which she accepted as perfectly natural, and smilingly nodded when she was so called.
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