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Probable Sons

Amy Le Feuvre

Book Overview: 

Little Milly is left an orphan after the death of her mother and sent to live with her bachelor uncle, who has no use for children, especially of the female variety. As the days go by, his heart warms to his endearing niece who wants all probable sons to come home, including her very own probable uncle.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .This was so against all rules and regulations that his voice was very stern as he said,—

"What is the meaning of this intrusion, Millicent? You know you are never allowed to disturb me when here."

Milly did not answer for a moment. She walked up to her uncle, her small lips tightly closed, and then, standing in front of him with clasped hands, she said,—

"I've come to tell you some dreadful news."

Sir Edward pushed aside his papers, adjusted his glasses, and saw from the pallor of the child's face and the scared expression in her eyes, that it was no light matter that had made her venture into his presence uncalled for.

"It's a dreadful surprise again," Milly continued, "but I told nurse I must tell you at once. I—I felt so bad here," and her little hand was laid pathetically on her chest.

"Well, what is it? Out with it, child! You are wasting my time," said her uncle impatiently.

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Community Reviews

A pleasant read, but nothing more.

I read the Lamplighter edition of this book. Like all Lamplighter books, the story is a little far-fetched, but it is a good story none the less. The story is about a young girl who goes to live with a bachelor uncle after the death of her mother. The young niece's favorite story from the Bible is t

A sweet and wholesome read.

This book is a sweet wholesome read about a sweet little girl who comes to live with her uncle. It is based around the bible story of 'the probable son'. I would recommend this book to young children, though I still find it an enjoyable read myself.

This book was beyond adorable! The title says it all! Sweet Millie tries to convince her uncle, Edward Wentworth that he is a "probable (prodigal) son", in a way only a little child can! So so sweet! An awesome read aloud, great for any ages.

Second reading of this and my kids love it!

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