Six Girls Growing Older; A Story

Six Girls Growing Older; A Story

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...own for it, while with the other hand she lovingly smoothed Happie's disordered hair. "There! " said Happie with a long, sobbing breath. "That's what I've wanted to do for days and days, and hadn't a chance to do. That's for the wedding and Margery's going. Now from this time on I'm going to keep my eyes fixed on her coming back, and by to-morrow night I'll already have one day laid by toward it. Perhaps after a while I shall enjoy it--as if I were a little girl and each day were a penny that I dropped into my bank to buy something I wanted dreadfully." She arose as she spoke and gathered up her scattered belongings, the hat which she had dropped on the table, the gloves which had fallen to the floor. She still breathed in gasps and catches, but she managed to smile as she finally dried her eyes with Gretta's contribution to her recovery. " Trust you to find a way to see Margery's going in a brighter light! " cried Gretta. " And now that you can listen to me, I've something to tell you that will interest you." " Aunt Keren has heard it? " asked Happie, and as Gretta nodded, she added: "Then come up-stairs with me and tell me while I get ready for dinner. You've got to give up your room for the rest of the summer, Gretta, and come into ours--mine. I couldn't stand waking up in the night and finding myself alone. I've slept with Margery always " She stopped short, and Gretta said, as she followed her up the stairs, carrying Happie's sunshade: " I moved my things in there this morning; I didn't see why I should sleep in that little back room when there's a place more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236759281
  • 9781236759283