The History of an Adopted Child, Volume 71
A woman relates the story of her childhood and youth. She lived in her grandparents' house until she was old enough to go to a boarding school in the village. One day, she was sent home and discovered her mother had come back, but her mother was ill, and soon died. Her Aunt Simon then took her in, but soon banished her to the servants' quarters. Next, a neighbor next asked permission to adopt her. A letter from her father arrived, and soon she was living with him and his new wife. As a young woman, she began working as an invalid's companion, and, eventually learns that this is the house where her mother fell in love with her father. In this house, she meets a young man of substance, who learns to love her. They marry, and set off to start their life in a house he has bought for her. The road seems familiar, and the circle is complete: her new home is her grandparents' house.
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