By Sarah Orne Jewett
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(Part 4)

Sally climbed slowly down the pine tree. The stranger was waking up back at the farm. He was smiling because he was sure the little girl had seen the white heron.

About an hour later Sally appeared. Both her grandmother and the young man stood up. Sally walked into the kitchen. The splendid moment to speak about her secret had come. But Sally was silent.

Her grandmother was angry with her. “Where have you been?” she asked.

The young man's kind e...

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