Phoebe

Phoebe

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...he asked. "Cry?" she repeated, with a touch of pride. "Oh, no. I'm just saying to myself, over and over, 'Daddy isn't divorced from my mother. And he'll bring her back! He'll bring her back!' That makes me so happy." She gulped. Tears swam in the gray-blue eyes, but she smiled through them. The happiest thought of all she could not mention: that she might now dismiss forever the possibility of having a step-mother! She would have her own mother again, and the dear New York home, and her father, and Sally, the maid, yes, and the goldfish, and--the "movies"! "I--I wish I had my old doll," she added, aloud, but as if to herself. "Your doll, darling?" questioned Grandma. "Isn't our little woman pretty big for a doll?" --this from Uncle John. "It's just--I---I want something to--to hold, and love," Phoebe explained. "Won't you come to me, darling?" asked Grandma. "I'm--all right," Phoebe declared reassuringly. "Uncle John loves you, Phoebe,"--it was Uncle John again, and he was actually referring to himself in precisely the way that Uncle Bob and her father always did. "Uncle John never had a little irl, so his love goes out to you." "Thank you," said Phoebe. Uncle Bob had come in while his brother was speaking. He grinned at Phoebe across the room. "How about the fat old Judge?" he demanded. "Is he any comfort?" She nodded vigorously. "Oh, we all love you, dear," quavered Grandma. "I know," acknowledged Phoebe. "Don't you love anybody but Daddy and Mother?" asked Uncle Bob. "Oh, yes." "I thought so! Grandma, and Uncle John, and a wee bit of love for yours truly " "And I love Miss Ruth." Uncle Bob sobered. He looked down, thoughtfully. "Miss Ruth," he repeated. "Ah, yes. Who doesn't love Miss Ruth." "Manila loves her," confided Phoebe. "Sophie told me...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236665694
  • 9781236665690