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MARGARET CRAVEN;

OR,

BEAUTY OF THE HEART.

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BY THE

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THE LOST KEY," THE GOLDEN MUSHROOM,”
THE LITTLE WATERCRESS SELLERS."

AND

LONDON :
THE RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY;

Instituted 1799.
DEPOSITORIES, 56, PATERNOSTER ROW, 65, ST. PAUL'S CHURCHYARD,

AND 164, PICCADILLY ; AND SOLD BY ALL BOOKSELLERS.

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MARGARET CRAVEN;

OR,

BEAUTY OF THE HEART.

CHAPTER I.

Not many years ago there stood, at a little distance from the dusty high road which passed through a quiet agricultural village in one of the midland counties of England, a pretty-looking house, known, from the circumstance of its having a thatched roof, by the name of “ The Thatched Cottage." Over the front, as well as from the rustic porch, hung clematis, roses, and other climbing plants. Against one end was trained a large apricot tree, which, every summer might be seen thickly studded with rich golden fruit, while over the other ran

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