The Smart Set Volume 69

The Smart Set Volume 69

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: her heels. Now they had other children. Flossie and Nellie always went somewhere to play" after school. Artie never appeared until supper was half over---and then red with cold, snowy, frowsy. Artie was a weak child, without Clif's wildness but with hints of his proclivities. Jennie worried about him. He went with bigger boys to coast down the steep hill south of town. He'd break his neck there some day, his father said testily. Then he'd be satisfied. Even Charlie had a boon companion---little Harry Freitag, the Lutheran minister's son. They sat in front of the hard coal burner in the dining-room, close to the fire like cats, on the zinc mat with its tiny sprinkling of gray ashes, coloring the gardens and flowers in the seed catalogue. Charlie and Harry were two of a kind. They would have been content to color or "cut out" by the hour. But Jennie had to watch that Charlie didn't get all the best pictures for himself. Jennie was no longer necessary to their games. She could see that Flossie and Nellie were coming to look upon her merely as an elder sister, someone who could wash dishes and let them run off to play. Artie never seemed to think of her at all. Charlie still loved her, when Max wasn't there for him to play with. Jennie was not satisfied. She knew that their present prosperity was precarious. And her own old ambitions were stirring. She did not say much about it, but she was thinking constantly of what she could do. She was not contented to live on this way. This was only the beginning. She took a place clerking in Schwigart's store that winter. She had had some notion of saving her wages, but as soon as she had money it seemed that it was always wanted for something. more

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  • Paperback | 332 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 594g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236801962
  • 9781236801968