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The Shepherd Calls: Valentine’s Value

ShepherdCalls_WPOn a south sea island there lived a shy girl named Sy, the fifth daughter and last child of a family who wanted a son. She grew up being told she was a disappointment. The family needed a son. As you might expect, she was disappointed in herself and lacked self-esteem.

In her culture, men purchased wives from the fathers. Suitors courted the girls; and when they found one they

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