Part 1, February 13-17 Summary
In his letter of recommendation, the Reverend Simpless assures Amelia Maugery that Juliet Ashton can be trusted. He was friends with her parents and was at their home the night Ashton was born. She was born stubborn but with a sweet, joyous temperament; even from a young age, she showed an unusual sense of integrity.
When she was ten years old, Ashton was singing the fourth stanza of “His Eye Is On the Sparrow” when she suddenly slammed her hymnal shut and refused to sing anything more, telling the choir director that the song “cast a slur on God’s character” and none of them should be singing it. Nonplussed, the choir director escorted the young girl to the Reverend’s office where she explained that the...
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