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Hester is a young woman who was married a little over a year earlier to a widow with five children, four of whom are still living in his home. The first six months of marriage were happy ones with Hester and her husband, Dr. Manning, living alone in their new home without the pressures of family. Hester and Dr. Manning were happy, working together to make a home out of their house. However, things began to change when Hester became pregnant. Hester dreamed of a little boy whom she would teach all about her home in Massachusetts. However, the child was a girl and was more work than Hester ever dreamed possible. Eventually Hester, overwhelmed with the infant and four energetic boys, sent the infant to live with a nurse. As a result, Dr, Manning stopped referring...

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