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The Story Of A Young Orphan In Switzerland

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again. It is as if she read entirely different hymns. Something is so often left out in the verses when Peter reads them, and I have to try to remember it, and then I can't follow the thought, and it does n't impress my heart as it does when Heidi reads the words. "
This happened because Peter arranged the reading a little so that it would not be too difficult for him. If a word came that was too long or looked hard, he pre­ferred to leave it out, for he thought it would be all the same to the grandmother whether there were three or four words in a line.
So it came about that there were hardly any nouns left in the hymns Peter read.
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