The Children's Pilgrimage

Author: Meade, L. T.

Average rating:
  • Fair-Read Level: 2
  • Illustrated? No
  • Length: E
  • Flesch: 80.44
  • Kincaid: 5.92
  • Fog Level: 8.27
  • Core 1 and 2: 83.89

Placement Text

In a poor part of London, but not in the very poorest part—two children sat on a certain autumn evening, side by side on a doorstep. The eldest might have been ten, the youngest eight. The eldest was a girl, the youngest a boy. Drawn up in front of these children, looking into their little faces with hungry, loving, pathetic eyes, lay a mongrel dog. The three were alone, for the street in which they sat was a cul-de-sac—leading nowhere; and at this hour, on this Sunday evening, seemed quite deserted. The boy and girl were no East