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Today I am sharing the first two paragraph of the prologue to
The Secrets of Mary Bowser by Lois Leveen.
Published by Harper Collins 2012
Mama was always so busy. Busy tending to Old Master Van Lew and Mistress Van Lew, Young Master John, Miss Bet. But she was never too busy to riddle me. She said it was the first kind of learning she could give me, and the most important, too. Be alert, Mama meant. See the world around you. Find what you seek, because it's already there.
"I spy with my little eye, where the bird goes when he doesn't fly", Mama said one mid-day, her word floating on the Richmond heat as we carried empty cookpots through the yard to the kitchen.
Would you read on? This is based on a true story, though no doubt it is historical fiction. I am nearly a quarter way through and am mesmerized so far.
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