Excerpt from Polly's Lion: California Story for Children
You may be sure that she received a glad welcome when she arrived, and a downy little bed, almost hid in white lace, was ready for her.
When she was six weeks old, a clergyman came down from San Francisco to baptize her, and she was named Mary Lorrain, but her mamma one day, just in fun, called her Polly, and she is still called by this pet name. She is fond of it herself, and when I say Mary, she will answer, Auntie, please call me Polly; I think it so very pretty. Her household is composed of her dear self, father, mother, and brother Rob bie younger than herself, and her Auntie Lorrain, who is her god mother.
Her home is called Sweetbrier, from this delicious rose climbing over the building.
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