They lived in the country with their father, a widower, and although they were poor they were happy. Then the father died and there was no one to love and care for the two little girls. Their neighbors were poor, and none of them would undertake the care of the children, and for a time it looked as if they would be sent to an institution. Their pastor, however, in searching the father's few effects, found the name of a distant relative, a rich resident of New York, and wrote asking him to look after the children. The Uncle, a selfish old bachelor, could not see why he should be bothered, but he finally consented to receive one of the girls. The other, he said, must shift as best she could. Each child wanted the other to have the good fortune. Finally the minister picked out the one who was to go to New York, and sorrowfully led the other to the orphan asylum, which was designed to be her home. In the city, the little girl soon won the love of her cross old uncle, but he was too ...
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