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Laura E. Richards

1850 - 1943
Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards was an American writer who wrote over 90 books and poems. Some of her works were written for children, one such especially well-known poem is her literary nonsense verse, "Eletelephony." Richards also won the Pulitzer Prize in 1917 for the biography she co-authored with her sisters about the life of their mother, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910.
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Some children were at play in their play-ground one day, when a herald rode through the town, blowing a trumpet, and crying aloud, “The King! the King passes by this road to-day. Make ready... [+]

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All day long the little boy worked hard, in field 

and barn and shed, for his people were poor farmers, and could not pay a workman; but at sunset there came an hour that was all his own, ... [+]

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WHEN the spotted cat first found the nest, there was 

nothing in it, for it was only just finished. So she said, “I will wait!” for she was a patient cat, and the summer was ... [+]

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ONCE the Play Angel came into a nursery where four 

little children sat on the floor with sad and troubled faces.

“What is the matter, dears?” asked the Play Angel.

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