A Speckled Bird (Classic Reprint)

A Speckled Bird (Classic Reprint)

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by Augusta Evans Wilson
     
 

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"Grandma, who named me Eglah?

"My cousin, Bishop Vivian, when he baptized you."

"Do you think he had any right to put such a label on me?"

"Certainly, because your father selected your name, and the bishop had no choice."

"It is so ugly, I never can like it, and a little baby that can't speak her mind ought not to be tied to

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Excerpt from A Speckled Bird

"Grandma, who named me Eglah?

"My cousin, Bishop Vivian, when he baptized you."

"Do you think he had any right to put such a label on me?"

"Certainly, because your father selected your name, and the bishop had no choice."

"It is so ugly, I never can like it, and a little baby that can't speak her mind ought not to be tied to something she must drag all her life and hate for ever and ever."

"Eat your breakfast, and try to be a good, quiet child, then your name will not trouble you so much."

"I never shall like it, any more than you do, and you know, grandma, when you call me your mouth twists like you had toothache."

"I was not consulted about your name. It be longed to your New England Grandmother Kent, and as it appears you belong only to your father, you were called after his mother. I heard him tell you it was the name of a queen - one of David's wives."

"Yes, but I found out she was not the head queen - just a sort of step-wife queen. Now if I could only be the pet queen, Sheba, I should not fret at all."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781331209430
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/11/2015
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.91(d)

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Speckled Bird 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the story of Eglah, her mother died when she was born. she was raise by a foster mother. Her Daddy lived in a political world, in which she took aa deep interest.
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She lays her head in his lap and sighs.