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At first the widow was reluctant to consent to this, since she loved to keep her child at her side, but finally, as nothing else could be done, she decided to let him go to see the Squire.

Being too proud to allow her son to go to the great house in his ragged clothes, she made him a new suit out of a pretty blue dress she had herself worn in happier times, and when it was finished and the boy dressed in it, he looked as pretty as a prince in a fairy tale.  For the bright blue jacket set off his curls to good advantage, and the color just matched the blue of his eyes.  His trousers were blue, also, and she took the silver buckles from her own shoes and put them on his, that he might appear the finer.  And then she brushed his curls and placed his big straw hat upon them and sent him away with a kiss to see the Squire.

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