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He had lost his wife and his dear little
daughter. His daughter Sophy had died in his arms. He had loved her so much that he was
One day he was in a town where there
was a circus.
There was a little girl with the circus,
and she was deaf and dumb. The circus people were not kind to her. Doctor Marigold said he would take her
for his daughter. The circus people were glad to let her go. Doctor Marigold called her Sophy,
for his daughter. Sophy soon found out how kind he was.
While she could not hear what he said,
yet she could understand him. One day he began to teach her to read.
V-A-N in large letters on the cart. Then he made her understand that
VAN was the name of the cart.
Then he wrote Doctor Marigold on
She could read very soon.
After a while Sophy became a big
girl. She cooked the meals and kept the van
neat and clean.
She was the happiest girl you ever saw. I can not tell you how happy she made While Sophy was at school Doctor
Doctor Marigold. He sent her to a school for the deaf
She was there for two years.
Marigold got a large yellow van. He made a pretty room in it for Sophy. Then he put in many books. He wrote
one book for her himself. When she came back from school she
knew as much as any one. She could talk with her hands. You may be sure Doctor Marigold could
soon talk with his hands, too. Then what fine times they had! How it pays to be kind!
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Dick Whittington was very poor.
had died when he was little. He was often very hungry. Sometimes
he had only one meal a day. Dick was a bright boy. He listened to what people said. In this way he heard many strange things
about London. Some people said the streets were paved