ABSTRACT

The one big reward that little Margaret Sweeting could offer her parents was her talent. There seemed to be plenty of it. After years of yearning for a child, they had adopted her as a baby of ten months. How fortunate and happy they were then. They loved their pretty, sweet and obliging little girl, someone any parents would delight in. At ®ve years old, seated on a cushion at the piano, she would ¯ex her tiny ®ngers and display her musicality.