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The Story Of A Young Orphan In Switzerland

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UP THE ALM ON A SUMMER EVENING         187
" Are you here, Heidi ? are you really here ? " " Yes, yes, really, grandmother," said Heidi with all assurance; " but do not cry; I am very surely here again and will come to you every day and never go
away again; and you won't have to eat hard bread for many days, for see, grandmother, do you see ?"
And Heidi now took one roll after another out of her basket, until she had piled up all twelve in the grand­mother's lap.
" Oh, child ! Oh, child ! what a blessing you have brought me!" exclaimed the grandmother, when the rolls did not come to an end, but one kept following another. " But the greatest blessing is you yourself, child! " Then she seized hold of Heidi's curly hair and stroked her hot cheeks and said again : —
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