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Jessica's First Prayer and Jessica's Mother

Hesba Stretton (1832-1911)

1. The Coffee-Stall and Its Keeper
2. Jessica's Temptation
3. An Old Friend in a New Dress
4. Peeps into Fairy Land
5. A New World Opens
6. The First Prayer
7. Hard Questions
8. An Unexpected Visitor
9. Jessica's First Prayer Answered
10. The Shadow of Death
11. Great Plans
12. It's Only a Stroke
13. Jessica's Mother
14. Jessica's Choice
15. How a Christian Ought to Act
16. Daniel's Prayer
17. A Busy Day for Daniel
18. Hopes of Recovery
19. The Gate of Death
20. Speak of His Love

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Summary

Jessica is a little girl who used to be an actress till she grew too big. Now she lives on the streets, mostly starving until she meets Mr. Dan'el. Mr. Dan'el gives Jessica his cast-off crusts and warmed-over coffee. Jessica follows Mr. Dan'el to a building where a bunch of people sing and then listen to a man tell them about someone named God. Jessica wants to know who God is so she sneaks into listen every Sunday, hoping she won't be found out.