The Palace Beautiful: A Story for Girls

Author: Meade, L. T.

Average rating:
  • Fair-Read Level: 4
  • Illustrated? No
  • Length: F
  • Flesch: 74.25
  • Kincaid: 7.44
  • Fog Level: 9.83
  • Core 1 and 2: 84.4

Placement Text

The three girls were called after flowers. This is how it came about: When Primrose opened her eyes on the world she brought back a little bit of spring to her mother's heart. Mrs. Mainwaring had gone through a terrible trouble—a trouble so dark and mysterious, so impossible to feel reconciled to, that her health had been almost shattered, and she had almost said good-bye to hope. The baby came in the spring-time, and the soft, velvety touch of the little face, and the sight of the round baby limbs, had made Mrs. Mainwaring smile: had caused her to