Esselstynes~Or Alphonso and Marguerite”
to be Grace's first published story, at the age of twelve, when
her Auntie Belle, the authoress Isabella
Alden also known as “Pansy,” included it with her own
stories in the book entitled Mother's
Boys and Girls in 1887. One account I read said
it was a surprise and put Grace's age at ten. But the second
photo below definitely suggests otherwise.