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A Gift For Ruth

Jessie Massey

Published by Jessie Massey at Smashwords

Copyright 2012 Jessie Massey

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Ruth dabbed the sweat on her forehead with the tattered apron as she hurried to set the table. Her stepfather, Eugene walked into the kitchen and rummaged through the cupboard. Ruth turned and pretended to busy herself with something in the sink. That morning she had been late getting breakfast on the table, and Eugene had been in one of his moods. As usual the penalty was harsh and swiftly meted out. Still, it wasn’t the punishment that alarmed her as much as Eugene’s forgiveness.

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