The Corner House Girls

The Corner House Girls

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Excerpt: ...and the affairs of the tenements and stores Uncle Peter had owned in her neighborhood. Ruth learned much about this property that she had never heard before. Uncle Peter had once collected his own rents-indeed, it was during only the last few years of his life that a clerk from Mr. Howbridge's office had done the collecting. Uncle Peter had been in touch with his tenants. He had been a hard man to get repairs out of, so Mrs. Kranz said, but he had always treated the good tenants justly. With a record of ten years of steady rent paying behind her, Mrs. Kranz considered that she should be recognized and her complaint attended to. As she could get no satisfaction from the lawyer's clerk (for Joe Maroni was a prompt paying tenant, too), she had determined to see the owners. These were the facts leading to the good lady's visit. Before she went away again Mrs. Kranz was much pacified, and openly an admirer of the Corner House girls. "Ach! if I had madchens like you of my own yet!" she said, as she descended the porch steps, on her departure. Agnes gazed after her more seriously than was her wont. She did not even laugh at Mrs. Kranz, as Ruth expected. "And I believe she's an old dear at that," Ruth said, reflectively. "Maybe we can get her to help those little Italian children-if we can once get their parents to clean them up." "Well!" breathed Agnes, finally. "I wasn't thinking particularly about her-or of the Joe Maroni kids. I was just thinking that perhaps it is not always so nice to be rich, after all. Now! we didn't have to worry about tenement house property, and the quarrels of the tenants, when we lived on Essex Street in Bloomingsburg." CHAPTER XIII-THE MARONIS It was on this day, too, that Agnes received a letter from Bloomingsburg. Kitty Robelle wrote a long and "newsy" letter, for Kitty had been one of Agnes' most cherished friends. Kitty lived right next door to the house in which the Kenways had...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236730925
  • 9781236730923