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Issue Details: First known date: 1895... 1895 John Burton
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Life, history and romance of a motherless English girl, orphaned with her brother after their father's death. A little wild, she had rebelled strongly against her step-mother and had taken the opportunity of a 100 pound inheritance to emigrate to Australia. She is befriended by a kindly gentleman at Liverpool before she leaves and by a lady on the voyage out who cares for her for a while then assists her to gain a position as governess. Five years after her arrival she fulfils a promise to write to the kind stranger at Liverpool. A year elapses before his reply, letters are exchanged, romance blossoms, and he arrives in Victoria to claim her as his bride. Sense of a naive dreaming spirit befriended by luck. (PB)

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