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A.L.O.E. Short Stories

The Brother's Return by A.L.O.E.

Charles Doe A.L.O.E.

“The Brother's Return” written by Charlotte Maria Tucker (A.L.O.E.) is about the heartache of anger and bitterness between brothers. ------------------------------------- “I could have been sure that John’s house stood here,” murmured Ralph Daines to himself as he looked around. “I know that it stood by the turn of a road, just as one came in sight of the church, and that it had a clump of trees in front, just like these before me. Ah! well, well,” he added, “it’s more than twenty years since I turned away from my brother’s door—turned away in anger—and twenty years will bring changes....

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The Backward Swing by A.L.O.E.

Charles Doe A.L.O.E.

“The Backward Swing” written by Charlotte Maria Tucker (A.L.O.E.), is about happiness and vanity. -------------------------------------- What! can my darling say that she is not happy, when I thought that I had left her nothing to wish for?” was the gentle reproof of Lady Milicent Brooks, as she fondly stroked the long hair of her spoilt little girl. “No; I’m not happy at all,” muttered Milly, pettishly, drawing back her head from the gentle caress of her mother. “Why, you told me, my child, that if I would allow you to join the picnic party in Haylands Meadows, you would be...

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