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Title: Mrs. Wiggs of the cabbage patch
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Language: English
Created by:
  • Alice Caldwell Hegan (Author)
Abstract: This book is about the optimistic Mrs. Wiggs, whose troubles never get her down. These troubles include her deceased husband, who left his wife and five children impoverished, her home in the Cabbage Patch, an old Louisville slum and the plight of her oldest son Jim, who has assumed the crippling responsibilities of head of household at the tender age of fifteen. One family tragedy, however, leaves even Mrs. Wiggs shaken. Robbed of her oldest child and at even greater pains to support the ones who remain, she turns to Lucy Olcott, a beautiful and benevolent young woman who had helped the family on the previous Christmas. Despite her wealth and comfort, Lucy, too, is beset by problems. Hiding from her sorrow by performing good deeds for Mrs. Wiggs, Lucy little suspects that her actions will also bring her happiness in the end.

Publisher: The Century Co.
Published: 1901
Published in: United States
Contributed by: Boston Public Library

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