‘Poppy’ Is Free eBook Of The Day

Today’s Free eBook Of the Day is Poppy by Cynthia Stockley.

The novel, originally published in 1910 is the story of a South African girl at the time. Here is an excerpt: “Poppy gritted her teeth and furious tears came into her eyes; her aunt’s voice always seemed to scrape something inside her head and make it ache; also, she detested taking the children up to the Kopje. It was such a long way to carry Bobby–all up Fountain Street in the broiling sun–and she had to carry him, because if she put him into the pram with his twin, Tommy, they kicked each other and screamed, and when the children screamed, Aunt Lena always got to hear of it and boxed Poppy’s ears for ill-treating them.”

Project Gutenberg has the free download.

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