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Historic Girls - E. S. Brooks

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HISTORIC GIRLS

STORIES OF GIRLS WHO HAVE INFLUENCED THE
HISTORY OF THEIR TIMES

E. S. BROOKS

PREFACE.

In these progressive days, when so much energy and discussion are
devoted to what is termed equality and the rights of woman, it is
well to remember that there have been in the distant past women,
and girls even, who by their actions and endeavors proved
themselves the equals of the men of their time in valor,
shrewdness, and ability.

This volume seeks to tell for the girls and boys of to-day the
stories of some of their sisters of the long-ago,--girls who by
eminent position or valiant deeds became historic even before
they had passed the charming season of girlhood.

Their stories are fruitful of varying lessons, for some of these
historic girls were wilful as well as courageous, and mischievous
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