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Charlotte M Yonge

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ABBEYCHURCH 

OR 

SELF-CONTROL AND SELF-CONCEIT. 

CHAPTER I. 

One summer afternoon, Helen Woodbourne returned from her daily walk
with her sisters, and immediately repaired to the school-room, in
order to put the finishing touches to a drawing, with which she had
been engaged during the greater part of the morning.  She had not
been long established there, before her sister Katherine came in,
and, taking her favourite station, leaning against the window shutter
so as to command a good view of the street, she began, 'Helen, do you
know that the Consecration is to be on Thursday the twenty-eighth,
instead of the Tuesday after?' 

'I know Lizzie wished that it could be so,' said Helen, 'because the

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