Young Family (Chapter 2, page 1 of 6)

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Chapter 2

Samantha didn't see Prudence in the dining room for breakfast. That meant her friend must have gone to her shop to brood. She would have to come out eventually and then Samantha could smooth things over with her. For the moment, Samantha had to help get the other girls ready for the day.

The older girls like Rebecca didn't need much help anymore. The younger girls-only five or six years old-still needed some help to make sure they put their dresses on the right way and to get their shoes on the right feet. This had all become so routine that most didn't make much of a fuss.

Except for Helena. Though she was eight years old, she still whined like a sullen toddler every morning. Every morning she would at least once stamp her feet and cry. She would then bawl, "You're combing too hard!" or "These pigtails are lopsided!" or "I wanted it braided!" She would carry on until Samantha fixed her with a stern look and said, "Helena, stop it. Act like a big girl."

Once the girls were ready, Samantha went over to the boy's dormitory. They were even more difficult than Helena. Every morning Samantha would have to break up at least one fight. This morning she found David wrestling with Mark on the floor. David had the clear advantage in height and weight, which he was putting to good use.

"Come on, say it," he snarled.

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