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Illustrations For "The Flight of Betsey Lane"

The illustrator is William Thomas Smedley (1858-1920). Born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, Smedley studied in Philadelphia, New York, and Paris. He worked as an engraver and illustrator, traveling widely to collect images. (Source: Mantle Fielding's Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors, and Engravers).

She stepped along, light-footed and eager as a girl.

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Then she hastily tucked away her treasure.

It was not like New England; the presence of the rude cross appealed strangely to the imagination.

Betsey Lane turned to regard him with approval and curiosity.



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