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The Story Of A Young Orphan In Switzerland

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A GUEST ON THE ALM                           237
overpowered him that he could not speak another word. But Heidi had already noticed who was coming, and hastened to give her hand to the grandmother. The Aim-Uncle never went by the hut now without step­ping in to speak to the grandmother, and she was always delighted to hear his step, for he was sure to have an encouraging word for her; but to-day it was late for Heidi, who was out every morning with the sun. Her grandfather said, "The child must have her sleep," and was firm. So he merely called out a good-night through the open door to the grandmother, took Heidi's hand as she ran to meet him, and the two made their way beneath the twinkling stars back to their peaceful hut.
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