Fern Leaves from Fanny's Port-Folio

Fern Leaves from Fanny's Port-Folio

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Fern Leaves from Fanny's Port-Folio

Fern Leaves from Fanny's Port-Folio

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I never had the slightest intention of writing a book. Had such a thought entered my mind, I should not long have entertained it. It would have seemed presumptuous. What! I, Fanny Fern, write a book! I never could have believed it possible.

How, then, came the book to be written? Some one may ask. Well, that’s just what puzzles me. I can only answer in the dialect of the immortal “Topsy,” “I ‘spect it growed!” And, such as it is, it must go forth; for “what is written, is written” and — stereotyped.

So, dear readers (for I certainly number some warm, friendly hearts among you), here is my book, which I sincerely wish were worthier of your regard. But I can only offer you a few “Fern leaves,” gathered at random, in shady spots, where sunbeams seldom play, and which I little thought ever to press for your keeping.

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