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Purple Mountain’s Majesty . . .

Purple Mountain’s Majesty
By Sheldon Doyle
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Copyrighted 2008 by Sheldon Doyle


My name is Mishayla Paige and a year ago I was just a regular 11 year old girl living in St. Lucy’s Orphanage. My sister Milly lived there too. Even though she was older, we practically looked like twins: short brown hair, gray eyes, large round mouths, and the same splash of freckles beneath our eyes and to either side of our noses.
But that’s as far as the similarities go. Our personalities are much different. Milly is quite the tomboy and very outgoing, she is never afraid of anything. I’m not like that. I like to think about things.
Anyway, I was living at St. Lucy’s, enjoying a sort of boring but normal life, when the most extraordinary thing happened. It was an adventure I couldn’t have imagined, but it is because of that adventure that I learned who I am.

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It started the day Mother called me observant and careful. While that is exactly how I perceive myself, you have to understand that Mother Superior was not doling out compliments, but encouraging me to trust myself more. Continue reading →